Just Ask John Mitchell: Global Book-to-Bill Number


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First, we asked you to send in your questions for Happy Holden, Joe Fjelstad, and Eric Camden in our “Just Ask” series. Now, it’s IPC President and CEO John Mitchell’s turn! A regular PCB007 columnist, John focuses on many of the challenges affecting the global electronics industry supply chain. Over the years, he has served as an engineer, manager, and executive at a variety of companies and organizations. We hope you enjoy “Just Ask John.” 

Q: Why doesn't IPC publish a global book-to-bill number?

A: The book-to-bill number requires a sufficient number of company participants. Historically, we have had robust participation in North America. We are working with our members in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere to explore a global book-to-bill number in the future. 

To submit your questions to John, click here.

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