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Supply Chain Realigns for Global, IoT & Consumer Shifts

Supply Chain Realigns for Global, IoT & Consumer Shifts

There’s always something to be said about the impact of IoT, at least as long as we are still on the prognosticating side of the growth curve. One point that mollifies the otherwise rousing excitement for what IoT will mean as a driver for growth is the demand for many low cost components. Granted, volume […]

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Supply Chain Transparency Aids in Compliance Efforts

Supply Chain Transparency Aids in Compliance Efforts

The digitization of data in the electronics supply chain has led to easier access to electronic components pricing and availability information as well as product data. It also has created a new way for component manufacturers and distributors to provide greater transparency in the supply chain to help buyers support their compliance efforts. Component vendors […]

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Easing the Burdens of Compliance

Easing the Burdens of Compliance

Electronics businesses undoubtedly have more compliance challenges than they ever had before. Along with stricter environmental regulations in the U.S., foreign markets are adopting even more stringent guidelines. U.S. government edicts such as Sarbanes-Oxley and the Dodd-Frank Act require a deep level of transparency into corporate financial transactions and foreign business practices. This, in turn, […]

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Transparency Essential in DFARS, DoD Compliance

Transparency Essential in DFARS, DoD Compliance

Last fall, the Department of Defense (DoD) released a set of proposed amendments to the existing Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) ruling that would extend the regulation’s reach to commercial — as well as military-specification — electronics while narrowing the definition of “trusted suppliers” of components and subassemblies. The implications of the proposal included […]

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B2B E-Commerce: Payday Still Years Away

B2B E-Commerce: Payday Still Years Away

Notwithstanding any claims to the contrary not a single company globally is today reaping the full benefits electronic commerce can have on relationship with suppliers and customers. This is not for want of trying; manufacturers and retailers are spending massive amounts of money on tools, equipment and software applications that would enable them shift operations […]

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Supply Chain Challenges: The Millennial Buyer

Supply Chain Challenges: The Millennial Buyer

The terms “supply chain” and “challenges” go hand-in-hand. As a result, businesses look for challenges typically rooted in economic conditions, ease of trade, market barriers, demand shifts, purchasing confidence and other external events. However, there is an important, new current in today’s supply chain that poses an equally new set of growth challenges to corporations. […]

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Balancing Opportunity with Diligence in the Digital World

Balancing Opportunity with Diligence in the Digital World

E-commerce has literally opened up a world of opportunity for the electronics supply chain. Procurement has become borderless — components can be ordered online from any spot on the globe and fulfilled from the closest or most convenient location. At the same time, many of the challenges that have always dogged the supply chain – […]

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Partnering to Win in the Digital Ecosystem

Partnering to Win in the Digital Ecosystem

The electronics supply chain, particularly within the purchasing and components fulfillment environment, requires partnering with other players in the system. A company’s success today depends not just on what it can do and what it can make; it rests on the partners it is allied with. One critical question companies must ask of themselves is: […]

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Distribution: Establishing Leadership in the Digital Market

Distribution: Establishing Leadership in the Digital Market

The digital revolution has changed the way the electronics supply chain conducts business. E-commerce hasn’t cut out the middleman — distribution — as was expected 15 years ago; in fact, distribution has incorporated and accelerated e-commerce and now “owns” the space. Buyers, too, have embraced e-commerce. Not all procurement organizations are comfortable with a pure internet […]

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Case Study: Neo Tech Values  Ease and Global Reach

Case Study: Neo Tech Values Ease and Global Reach

Dayna Murphy, a senior buyer at Neo Tech, Inc., purchases a wide variety of electronic components – “everything from A to Z” – needed to build blood-testing devices and other medical equipment at her electronics manufacturing services employer’s San Marcos, Calif. facility, near San Diego. Most of her customers’ supply-chain needs are handled through long-term […]

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Supply Chain Realigns for Global, IoT & Consumer Shifts

Supply Chain Realigns for Global, IoT & Consumer Shifts

| March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

There’s always something to be said about the impact of IoT, at least as long as we are still on the prognosticating side of the growth curve. One point that mollifies the otherwise rousing excitement for what IoT will mean as a driver for growth is the demand for many low cost components. Granted, volume […]

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Supply Chain Challenges: The Millennial Buyer

Supply Chain Challenges: The Millennial Buyer

| March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The terms “supply chain” and “challenges” go hand-in-hand. As a result, businesses look for challenges typically rooted in economic conditions, ease of trade, market barriers, demand shifts, purchasing confidence and other external events. However, there is an important, new current in today’s supply chain that poses an equally new set of growth challenges to corporations. […]

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Supply Chain Transparency Aids in Compliance Efforts

Supply Chain Transparency Aids in Compliance Efforts

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

The digitization of data in the electronics supply chain has led to easier access to electronic components pricing and availability information as well as product data. It also has created a new way for component manufacturers and distributors to provide greater transparency in the supply chain to help buyers support their compliance efforts. Component vendors […]

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Balancing Opportunity with Diligence in the Digital World

Balancing Opportunity with Diligence in the Digital World

| March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

E-commerce has literally opened up a world of opportunity for the electronics supply chain. Procurement has become borderless — components can be ordered online from any spot on the globe and fulfilled from the closest or most convenient location. At the same time, many of the challenges that have always dogged the supply chain – […]

Continue Reading

Easing the Burdens of Compliance

Easing the Burdens of Compliance

| February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Electronics businesses undoubtedly have more compliance challenges than they ever had before. Along with stricter environmental regulations in the U.S., foreign markets are adopting even more stringent guidelines. U.S. government edicts such as Sarbanes-Oxley and the Dodd-Frank Act require a deep level of transparency into corporate financial transactions and foreign business practices. This, in turn, […]

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