Current State of Global Supply Chains 2021

Briefing on the Current State of Global Supply Chains for Electronic Products

By Michael Keer, founder & Managing Partner at Product Realization Group

The supply chain disruptions initially fueled by the pandemic have only gotten more severe over the last several months. From disasters spurred by climate change such as the floods in Germany, to the rapid spread of the COVID Delta variant, most industries have fallen victim to significant supply chain woes. From a U.S. perspective, our supply chains are frequently reliant on foreign materials and manufacturing which has made us especially vulnerable.


About Michael Keer

Michael Keer, founder & Managing Partner at Product Realization Group, has over 30 years of experience bringing high tech electronic products to market. Product Realization Group guides the world’s most innovative companies to accelerate delivery of their products from concept to full market scale. We do this through a team of seasoned experts, proven methodologies and trusted partners. Our clients include clean technology, medical device, industrial, consumer electronics, and high technology start-ups, SMBs, and large companies such as Siemens, Dell / EMC, and Intuitive Surgical.

Prior to PRG, Michael held Engineering and Management positions at both OEM and CM’s such as NCR, Ericsson, SemiPower Systems and Paramit Technologies, where he participated directly in the introduction of over 100 new products.

Michael received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Masters in Manufacturing Engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He has lectured at Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, Northwestern University, Santa Clara University, University of California at San Francisco, BioMed Device Show, SME, ASQE, and Lemnos Labs, and has mentored startup companies at Stanford University’s StartX, Berkeley Foundry, Lemnos Labs, Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) and Clean Tech Open (CTO). Website: