Jaap Pannekoek
Eindhoven | Europe
Purchasing Excellence Manager at Philips Lighting B.V.

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My thoughts on ...
What I think about Foxconn
The biggest

EMS companies I have worked with
Flextronics
Jabil
Celestica
IMI, China, Bulgaria
Sanmina-SCI
Fideltronik, Poland
Lacroix, France, Poland
Benchmark Electronics, Europe
On Track Technology, Australia
YaHsin, PRC
PNE, Mallysia
SVI, Thailand
Videoton, Hungary, Bulgaria
USR, Israel

The skills I often see lacking in the EMS industry today
Managing the supply chain dynamics

What I think about some of the emerging EMS markets or regions
Great opportunity for and in these regions

What I think about low-cost manufacturing
It is not only the price that matters

My thoughts on what makes a good program manager
Have sufficient time available to understand and implement the needs of the OEM

A book I recommend to others or am currently reading
Dutch book, translated title: How do I get them to move?

If I could travel back in time and witness any event one would be
Introduction show Nokia Lumia

One of my favorite quotes
Winners have a plan
Loosers have an excuse

Someone I would most like to sit next to at a dinner party
Barbara Kux

Some of the countries I have visited for work or play
Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK, Ireland, Poland, Hungary, Slovak, Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Austria, Zwitserland, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Israel, Egypt, Australia, PRC (China), Taiwan, Korea, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico

A helpful travel tip I often use
travel light; you always can buy local stuff.

The ultimate consumer electronics product I would still like to see developed
Holographic image displaying

A favorite electronics gadget
Tablet

One of my favorite toys as a child
mini-cars