Hayat Communications: Driving value across the Middle East
Hayat Communications is a publicly listed entity on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, primarily focused on the communications industry. Hayat is considered a top tier partner in the communications industry and is recognised as being one of the top five service suppliers across the Arabian Gulf, specifically for the MENASA generally.
The organisation aims to offer solutions which enhance communication modes and will emerge as a provider of choice in offering networked highways. Hayat’s services for design, supply, build and management of various types of Fixed Line and Wireless Networks is namely Mobile Industry, Fiber Rollout, Security & Surveillance and Enterprise IT & Low Voltage.
Its solutions are:
- Rapid Deployment
- Data Center
Supplier relationship management (SRM) is a key task for a supply chain department and Hayat and Vodafone Qatar have formed a key, strategic business relationship. Speaking in of Supply Chain Digital, Hisham Nehme, Head of Supply Chain at Vodafone Qatar commented: “Making suppliers and businesses happy is essential to success for any supply chain expert or professional,” explains Nehme. “The partners we have locally and internationally are why we are successful. We build relationships with suppliers in different industries, focusing on encouraging local suppliers to invest more in the telecom industry. We have strategic suppliers in IT. We also have suppliers in the telecom industry like Hayat whom we count on for a lot of projects.”
Hayat Communications Equipment shelters are considered the benchmark for quality and security within the market. Having been made from the most durable materials, they are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, ranging from monsoon rains to desert sandstorms. Its modular containers have been custom designed to be suitable for future expansions as well. Hayat Communications structural solutions have been deployed across the telecom and defence industries from rooftop to greenfield sites. Hayat’s goal has always been to provide the most efficient designs in order to shorten timelines and decrease costs.
With the future in mind, Hayat’s vision is to be the partner of choice as a major service provider of networks in communications and technology.
Biden establishes Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force
The US government is to establish a new body with the express purpose of addressing imbalances and other supply chain concerns highlighted in a review of the sector, ordered by President Joe Biden shortly after his inauguration.
The Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force will “focus on areas where a mismatch between supply and demand has been evident,” the White House said. The division will be headed up by the Secretaries of Commerce, Transportation, and Agriculture, and will focus on housing construction, transportation, agriculture and food, and semiconductors - a drastic shortage of which has hit some of the US economy’s biggest industries in consumer technology and vehicle manufacturing.
“The Task Force will bring the full capacity of the federal government to address near-term supply/demand mismatches. It will convene stakeholders to diagnose problems and surface solutions - large and small, public or private - that could help alleviate bottlenecks and supply constraints,” the White House said.
In late February, President Biden ordered a 100 day review of the supply chain across the key areas of medicine, raw materials and agriculture, the findings of which were released this week. While the COVID-19 health crisis had a deleterious effect on the nation’s supply chain, the published assessment of findings says the root cause runs much deeper. The review concludes that “decades of underinvestment”, alongside public policy choices that favour quarterly results and short-term solutions, have left the system “fragile”.
In response, the administration aims to address four key issues head on, strengthening its position in health and medicine, sustainable and alternative energy, critical mineral mining and processing, and computer chips.
Support domestic production of critical medicines
- A syndicate of public and private entities will jointly work towards manufacturing and onshoring of essential medical suppliers, beginning with a list of 50-100 “critical drugs” defined by the Food and Drug Administration.
- The consortium will be led by the Department of Health and Human Services, which will commit an initial $60m towards the development of a “novel platform technologies to increase domestic manufacturing capacity for API”.
- The aim is to increase domestic production and reduce the reliance upon global supply chains, particularly with regards to medications in short supply.
Secure an end-to-end domestic supply chain for advanced batteries
- The Department of Energy will publish a ‘National Blueprint for Lithium Batteries’, beginning a 10 year plan to "develop a domestic lithium battery supply chain that combats the climate crisis by creating good-paying clean energy jobs across America”.
- The effort will leverage billions in funding “to finance key strategic areas of development and fill deficits in the domestic supply chain capacity”.
Invest in sustainable domestic and international production and processing of critical minerals
- An interdepartmental group will be established by the Department of Interior to identify sites where critical minerals can be produced and processed within US borders. It will collaborate with businesses, states, tribal nations and stockholders to “expand sustainable, responsible critical minerals production and processing in the United States”.
- The group will also identify where regulations may need to be updated to ensure new mining and processing “meets strong standards”.
Partner with industry, allies, and partners to address semiconductor shortages
- The Department of Commerce will increase its partnership with industry to support further investment in R&D and production of semiconductor chips. The White House says its aim will be to “facilitate information flow between semiconductor producers and suppliers and end-users”, improving transparency and data sharing.
- Enhanced relationships with foreign allies, including Japan and South Korea will also be strengthened with the express proposed of increasing chip output, promoting further investment in the sector and “to promote fair semiconductor chip allocations”.