9/13/2012 7:30:00 PM
Hot off the press, the September issue of the GSA Forum has just been posted online, featuring a collaborative article entitled “Anatomy of a Successful Supply Chain Integration” written by Tensoft CTO and co-founder William White, Trisha Giacopazzi, Global Customer B2B/Project Manager for Amkor Technology, Inc. and Heather Salonga, SCM Project Lead for Amalfi Semiconductor. The article not only details the steps in a successful supply chain integration, but also offers tips for successful partnering between a fabless semiconductor company (Amalfi), assembly and test provider (Amkor) and SCM provider (Tensoft).
The road map detailed in this article is well worth reading for any semiconductor industry insider. It outlines many of the necessary steps in a successful integration, and emphasizes the need for organization, visibility, collaboration and prioritization within each of the companies involved. As William White elaborates in the article: “Our final tip is to stress the importance of visibility . . . Integration quality can suffer from a lack of internal focus on the quality and repeatability of SCM integrations and perceived value at the executive level . . . Knowing what is important helps all of the collaborators deliver.”
Take a look at the article for yourself online or check out the entire issue on the GSA Forum website. You can also check out a PDF of the article on the Tensoft Resource Center.