The supply chain is a critical state in 2020 following intense pressure from trade wars, tariffs and Covid-19. Businesses have discovered they lack visibility into second- and third-tier suppliers; supply networks aren’t as resilient as they thought; and digitization may be necessary for survival. Moreover, small companies that provide key products and services to the electronics industry are on the brink of bankruptcy.
Planning for the Next Wave of Supply Chain Disruptions will feature insights from Lynn Torrel, chief procurement officer for global EMS Flex; a Deloitte supply chain analyst; and SiliconExpert’s Vern Densler. The panel will identify the supply chain vulnerabilities exposed by Covid; discuss mitigation strategies; and recommend actions to be taken before the next disruption.
Barbara Jorgensen - Panel Moderator and Topic Expert
Barb is editor-in-chief of supply chain publication EPSNews. She’s covered the electronics manufacturing industry for 30+ years for Electronic Business magazine; EBN, EDN, EETimes and other publications and websites
Lynn Torrel - Panelist and Topic Expert
Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer
Global End to End Supply Chain Responsibility for Flex, including Direct Materials, Indirect Materials, Transportation and Logistics, Business Operations, Materials Management, Strategic Supply Chain Management
Joseph Fitzgerald - Panelist and Topic Expert
Principal, Supply Chain and Manufacturing Operations Practice
Joseph is focused on supply chain strategy, planning, product development, and manufacturing. Most recently he has worked on enterprise planning and analytics transformations triggered by Digital transformation initiatives, global trade challenges and COVID responses. He also currently leads Deloitte’s relationship with Semiconductor Capital Equipment clients. Joseph’s consulting specialty is derived from 10 years of management and engineering experience in the semiconductor equipment industry, electronic materials science research, and high tech manufacturing.
Vernon Densler - Panelist and Topic Expert
Senior Technical Fellow
Former Systems Engineer/Manager of Obsolescence Management