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SSIA Supply Chain Management Forum 2013

Building Resilience in the Semiconductor and Electronics Supply Chains

The Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association's third Supply Chain Management Forum will be held on August 2, 2013.

This year's topic, "Building Supply Chain Resilience", is a top concern for electronics and semiconductor supply chains. Recent events, such as the 2011 Japan tsunami and Thailand flooding, resulted in massive disruptions of production, transportation, and information flows and cost these supply chains millions of dollars.

The SCM Forum is planned to support Singapore's electronics and semiconductor supply chains in their re-evaluation of the balance between the desirable degrees of tightness and leanness in supply chain management and the ability to buffer and protect against supply chain disruptions that cannot be planned for and handled in conventional ways. Prominent industry speakers from all stages along the supply chain will share their current approaches to resilience in their organization.

Participants will work in small teams with the speakers and guided by the trainers to create a framework for assessing the pros and cons of the approaches, cost-and-benefits, organizational considerations, global issues, and conflicting and supporting relationships between ideas and best practices. The participant teams will then be asked to present a concise summary of their discussion to the entire group.



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  • 2 Aug 2013 (Fri), 8.30am - 5.00pm @ Sheraton Towers



  • Keynote Speaker - Sean Hunkler, Executive VP & General Manager of Operations, NXP Semiconductors
  • Julian Khong, Managing Director, Worldwide Operations Global Sourcing, Applied Materials
  • Roxane Desmicht, Senior Director, Corporate Supply Chain APAC, Infineon Technologies
  • Dr Justin Lim, Chief Information Officer, STATS ChipPAC
  • Kaven Koh, Global Supply Chain Management Director, FCI Asia Pte Ltd
  • Prof Peter Klaus, Guest Professor, Technische Universität München (TUM) Asia

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Program Chair

  • Dr Holly Ott


What attendees tend to gain?

  • review of current approaches to building supply chain resilience using specific examples from semiconductor and electronics companies with operations in Singapore
  • exchange of experience between semiconductor and electronics industry SCM practitioners from "real" events in their companies that threatened or actually disrupted their business operations, how they responded and what the outcomes were
  • understand how the various stages along the electronics supply chain are different affected by disruptions and what priorities must be considered at that stage
  • identification of the cost-benefit considerations in building a resilient supply chain in our competitive and volatile industry
  • building a common conceptual understanding of supply chain management and supply chain resilience
  • adding selected insights from state-of-art supply chain research to help participants thinking "out-of-the-box" and to systematically design innovative solutions for their respective companies and task environments
  • compilation and joint assessment of key learning points that participants can take home and apply in their operations and how the entire organization can incorporate "Resilience" into their thinking

Who should attend?

Managing Directors

Head/VP/Senior Directors/Directors/Managers & Executives of Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics and Operations


Who has registered?

  • 3M Singapore
  • Advantest (Singapore)
  • Aon Singapore
  • APP Systems Services
  • Applied Materials SEA
  • ASE Singapore
  • BPM Consulting
  • Celestica Electronics
  • Cirrus Logic 
  • Crimson Logic eTrade Services
  • Cyberoptics Singapore
  • DELL
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • FCI
  • German Institute of Science and Technology - TUM Asia
  • Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific
  • KLA Tencor (Singapore)
  • Kulicke & Soffa
  • Lantiq Asia Pacific
  • Marsh (Singapore)
  • NXP Semiconductors 
  • Odyssey Technical Solutions
  • Panasonic Indstrial Devices Semiconductor Asia
  • REC Module
  • Silicon Laboratories
  • Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)
  • Singapore Management University
  • Systems on Silicon Manufacturing Company (SSMC)
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Supply Chain Asia
  • Toppan Semiconductor Singapore
  • TradeGecko
  • TriQuint International
  • TRUMPF Asia Pacific
  • Ultra Clean Technology
  • United Test & Assembly Centre (UTAC)
  • Vishay Intertechnology
  • Xilinx

Event Partners

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Silver Sponsor



Supporting Organizations

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Topic (TBA)

Hai Wang, Senior VP, External Manufacturing Operations

NXP Semiconductors


Topic (TBA)

Roxane Desmicht, Head of Corporate Supply Chain, Asia Pacific

Infineon Technologies