London, UK (PRWEB) October 10, 2008
A new report from EFT Research has found that supply chain executives from the hi-tech & electronics fields are optimistic about their industry, despite the current economic crisis.
Respondents -- including executives from Phillips, Tyco Electronics and Cisco -- were also happy with their own companies' performance, with 86% of shippers and 95% of service and solution providers ranking their own company's performance as 'good' or 'excellent.'
The report also revealed which issues cause the largest problems and cost increases to supply chains, and which new technologies executives plan to invest in next year.
Some interesting discrepancies between shippers' and service providers' answers revealed a need for improved collaboration between both parties. Synchronization and visibility were also cited as two areas where technological improvements are needed.
The report was released in advance of the 2nd eyefortransport Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit, November 27-28 in Amsterdam. At the Summit, many of the survey respondents will meet with their peers to discuss key supply chain strategies, and tactics for supply chain improvement. Uniquely, this event is free for end-users -- supply chain executives working for Hi-Tech and Electronics manufacturers and retailers.
The full report can be downloaded for free here: http://events.eyefortransport.com/hitech08/report.shtml
More information about the Summit and how to qualify for a free pass can be found here: http://events.eyefortransport.com/hitech08/index.shtml.