Executive Interviews

Hiring your new CFO: 9 considerations for the OEM, CEO and board members

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You are disenchanted with your current CFO and you decide the time has come to replace him. Yes, he has brought you some terrific new board members, has worked closely with the new controller to completely overall finances and the accounting department and, when you needed a new investment round, he was one of the critical players in getting you what you needed.
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Q&A with Peter Marsh: Manufacturing Opportunity in the New Industrial Revolution

The critics of China are right. China has to show that in manufacturing as well as in other fields, businesses can innovate in design and technology. They need to be able to create products where they own the intellectual property and which can be branded as indisputably belonging to them. Moreover the products …
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Don’t shoot the IT guy: ERP selection and project management implementation in high-tech manufacturing

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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) industry analyst discussion on ERP vendor selection and avoiding pitfalls with ERP implementation project management. Plus, the benefits of cloud v. on-demand ERP platforms; must have ERP features in manufacturing environments, the future of ERP systems, and more…
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Message from Mark Zetter, Venture Outsource president

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Thanks to the support of everyone this past year, 2012 was quite a year for ventureoutsource.com. Last year, registered members in our free, GlobalNet community doubled and all Website stats increased sharply.
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AUDIO – How Apple iPad is impacting tablet OEM, semiconductor and EMS / ODM firms

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Apple’s iPad is clearly the dominant tablet in the market. What does all of this mean for OEM tablet makers; semiconductor firms, ODM / EMS manufacturing relationships and the consumer?
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AUDIO – EMS emerging markets and worldwide industry trends with New Venture Research

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We discuss EMS emerging markets like Thailand, Vietnam and India. We also discuss the LED EMS market and providers like Jabil and Flextronics positioning themselves to manufacture component-level assemblies. Then, there’s Foxconn – how amazingly profitable the Company is, but not in its EMS business.
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AUDIO – Tech analyst Rob Enderle talks Apple, Tim Cook, iPad 3 and Foxconn troubles

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“”Without Steve Jobs, Apple has lost its primary product focus – kind of its quality core. Also, it has lost its principle pitchman because the other thing that Steve Jobs did is he could get up in front of an audience and he could convince us of something that we otherwise wouldn’t buy.”
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VIDEO – Silicon Valley unofficial mayor talks pancakes, Steve Jobs, startups and pouring millions into ideas

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VIDEO – A creative and whacky look at the place to have a power breakfast in Silicon Valley. Leaders and innovators, how the Valley got to where it is today – and where its headed.
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From Starbucks to Foxconn: A competitive supply chain is more than just lowering operations cost and inventories

Gene Tyworth, Ph.D., chairman for the department of supply chain and information systems (SC&IS) at Penn State Smeal College of Business talks with VentureOutsource.com about the skill gaps in today’s supply chain managers and which important knowledge areas tomorrow’s supply chain leaders should focus on. Plus, much more…
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SAE president talks hybrids, electric cars, China, supplier electronics and software expertise

We talk with Dr. Brown, president of the Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE), about SAE’s role and influence in the global automotive electronics sector; trends taking shape under the hood here and abroad, hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and electric vehicles (EV), the importance for suppliers and component manufacturers to have strong capabilities in both electronics and software if they want to be competitive, and more.
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