Supply Chain & Sourcing
December 15, 2020 9:00 AM PDT (12:00 PM EDT)
Successful Smart Speakers and Voice-Enabled Products
July 9th 2020
Our two presenters discussed a series of real-world challenges they have faced in developing sophisticated interactive smart speaker products. Topics addressed covered the disciplines in voice integrated products, from acoustics to microphones, electronics, DSP and output transducers.
Attendees gained a keen understanding of how all these areas must work together in order for a product to succeed
in attaining the goals set by the product manager.
Attendees learned how companies in the past were not equipped to make the best decisions or to integrate these disciplines to succeed with their end product.
Changes and Opportunities in Supply Chain and Sourcing
9am Pacific Daylight Time (12.00pm Eastern)
Mike Klasco, CEO, Menlo Scientific and APEI’s chair of the Supply Chain and Sourcing education pillar addresses the methods, practices, economics and politics of the hardware, software and development services that go into every audio product produced. “Long established relationships, trustworthy suppliers that know what we want and need, are losing their position as viable vendors,” explains Klasco. “Where do we go from here?”
In this webinar, Mike Klasco and two other highly experienced guests discussed the challenges in the supply chain caused by the rising cost of goods from China, the tariff wars, the Hong Kong struggles, and the dynamics of the global pandemic. The emergence of new suppliers in Asia and what part of the audio business can be brought back home were also be explored in detail.