Hi-tech Supply Chain Executives Describe Disaster Planning As ‘Below-Average’

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A recent survey by eyefortransport showed that 30% of hi-tech and electronics company supply chain executives feel that their contingency planning could be better.

Survey results show that 30% of hi-tech and electronics company supply chain executives feel that their contingency planning could be better.

These results are the findings of the eyefortransport 2012 Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Industry Survey (conducted in late 2011), and are published in the 2012 Hi Tech & Electronics Supply Chain State of the Industry Report.

This result correlates directly with industry interviews conducted in association with the survey, in which executives particularly noted the importance of supply chain agility as a response to supply chain interruptions, and a focus by companies on matters beyond profit margins.

The effects of the past year’s crises and disasters have had a clear impact on executives in the hi-tech industry. In contrast to a report published last year, few respondents described their supply chain contingency planning as ‘excellent’ or ‘above average’, describing it instead as ‘average’, ‘below average’ or ‘poor’. This year, 80% of respondents used these terms, in contrast to 65% in 2011.

The 2012 report also touched upon several key industry topics, including priorities for the coming year, how the industry has fared through the harsh economic climate, and how transportation rates have been adjusted over the past 6 months.

The key topics of the report will form foundations for discussions at the 6th eyefortransport Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit, taking place in Amsterdam, 9th & 10th May. Senior-level speakers from companies including Cisco, Huawei, Microsoft, Lexmark, HP, Lenovo, Canon and others will join together to discuss how to innovate supply chain solutions and drive profitability.

Complimentary passes to the Summit are available to senior supply chain executives from hi-tech or electronics companies. A limited number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are also available for supply chain and logistics service and solution providers. For further details on the Summit or the report, please contact eyefortransport.

The full report can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/wIOfQR

Full the Summit details at http://www.eft.com/hitech


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