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The Art & Science of Capacity Planning - Part A Featuring Francisco Buitron



Oceanside Meet: Our guest speaker, Francisco Buitron, is a senior operation and supply chain executive in the semiconductor industry and has advanced supply/demand planning for over 30 years. He has worked in many countries, which has shaped his approach to working with different cultures and also allowed him to witness 4-5 big cycles in semiconductors. He shared his own experience and perspective with the audience on how the semiconductor industry changed within the past 3 decades and why we face the global semiconductor shortage. He also comments on what is the real challenge of the semiconductor supply chain.


Guest speaker's bio: Francisco has been working in supply chain and operation roles in the semiconductor industry for over 30 years, working for industry leaders including International Rectifier/Infineon, Skyworks Solutions and now Qualcomm. He is originally from Mexico City where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Systems from the ITESM-Tecnologico de Monterrey school. Having been through many supply and demand cycles in his career, he has worked with customers and suppliers worldwide to resolve the always challenging supply chain situations and developing innovative solutions for Planning, Logistics, and Sourcing with the top industry vendors.

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