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The Outlook of the Global Electronics Value Chain in 2021

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In the first Executive Insights roundtable of 2021, co-sponsored by Jabil, Supplyframe CMO Richard Barnett sits down with industry thought leaders to discuss emerging industry patterns from the perspective of major manufacturers and distributors. This upcoming roundtable will also feature selected highlights from Jabil’s Q1 2021 procurement intelligence report, demand insights from Supplyframe’s DSI Network, and observations from our panel of industry leaders.

Driving Industry Innovation  |  Reinventing The Electronics Value Chain  |  Unique Perspectives From Industry Leaders


Supplyframe presents a new series of virtual roundtables, panel discussions, and timely insights from electronics industry leaders. Enjoy neutral and pitch-free sessions in a format that leverages advanced video production and streaming techniques to create an engaging experience. Obtain a deeper understanding of the Design-to-Source Intelligence lifecycle, and how to align demand with supply while establishing new levels of resiliency for current and future challenges. Fuel innovation, foster collaboration, and gain deeper insights into the future of the industry.


Joe McBeth, VP, Global Supply Chain, Jabil

Joe McBeth is Vice President of Global Supply Chain Management for Jabil’s Regulated Industries Segment, which encompasses healthcare, automotive, transportation, defense, and aerospace. Joe oversees the division’s supply chain operations, including inventory control, strategic sourcing, supplier development, and supply chain creation. Prior to his current role, Joe was responsible for overhauling Jabil’s previously decentralized organization into a highly efficient global program.


Douglas Kent, Managing Partner, CHAINovation LLC

Douglas Kent is Managing Partner of CHAINovation, a Premier Consultancy Partner of the Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM) where he formerly served on the Board of Directors. He also teaches in the Masters of Digital Transformation program at SKEMA University in France, is a certified Supply Chain evaluator for several international certifications and awards, SCOR Master Instructor and was previously named a ‘Supply Chain Pro-to-Know’, ‘Top Outsourcing Influencer’ and Best Speaker at several international conferences.


David Paulson, Global VP, Avnet United and Avnet Velocity®

David Paulson is the Global Vice President for two distinct, but complementary teams within Avnet - Avnet United, which supports Avnet’s largest global EMS and OEM customers and Avnet Velocity, Avnet’s “Mode 2” supply chain solutions innovation arm, which architects, delivers and operates non-traditional supply chain solutions for tech industry stakeholders up and down the global supply chain. David has held a variety of positions in sales, business development and supplier management throughout his 25-year career with Avnet.


Moderated by:

Richard Barnett, Chief Marketing Officer, Supplyframe, Inc.

Richard Barnett is the Chief Marketing Officer at Supplyframe. Prior to joining Supplyframe, he held a variety of senior leadership roles at supply chain and procurement solution providers such as LevaData, GT Nexus, E2open, Microsoft, and i2 Technologies.


Discussions are held in a professional streaming environment that leverages broadcast capabilities to deliver an engaging discussion for panelists and viewers alike.