Tag Archives: managing the downswing

Companies refine their marketing approach to weather recession

The electronic interconnect industry may have seen the worst of the economic storm. Inventories are being managed better than during the 2002 recession, and embedded electronics and high-end products still make for opportunities in the U.S. market. To emerge intact, though, electronics companies must take a savvier, more layered approach to marketing. “We’re seeing too […]

Growing Customer Partnerships Webinar Recap

Yesterday’s installment of the IPC Executive Webcast Series, “Growing Customer Partnerships in the Current Economy,” was presented by Joe O’Neil, president, Hunter Technology Corp., Santa Clara, Calif. Two years ago, Hunter Technology changed the way it approaches customer relationships from a traditional customer/supplier model to one that more closely represents a partnership. O’Neil says this […]

IPC Supply Chain Tracker shows some encouraging data

In a podcast interview for IPC.org, Sharon Starr, IPC director of market research, shares her insights on the recently released spring 2009 IPC Supply Chain Tracker. The Supply Chain Tracker offers important insights into the health of the electronics interconnect industry. Starr talked about some encouraging industry data for IPC’s members. Here are a few […]

Regional Trends Webinar Recap

Here are 10 highlights from the webinar that provide a sampling of what’s going on in the industry. First, a notable quote from Plonski: “There’s no doubt we are going to recover, but all segments are going to do it differently.”

Industry News and Listening Posts

In today’s news-saturated and fast-paced world, it’s important to keep your fingers on the pulse of what’s going on in the industry, emerging technologies, mergers and acquisitions, numbers and trend reports. After all, “knowledge is power.” The more you know about what’s happening and what people are talking about, the better decisions you can make. […]

The state of the economy and future outlook (IPC webinar recap)

Great Depression it isn’t, but “Greatest Recession” it is, if you’re talking post-war. On Tuesday, IPC hosted another segment in the IPC Executive Webcast Series, “The State of the Economy and Future Outlook.”

We Hear You: Managing the Downswing

We’re producing a series of articles on managing through this economic cycle that are serving as complementary resources to the IPC Executive Webcast Series. Topics for both include fortifying customer relationships, evaluating operational performance metrics, opportunities in solar and strategies for reducing overhead costs. Here’s some of the top business advice and insights I’ve heard […]