Archive for November, 2015

Case Study: Neo Tech Values Ease and Global Reach

| November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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Digital Business & the “Programmable Economy”

| November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Digital Business & the “Programmable Economy”

Digital business sounds like another post-modern term; yet, in the never-ending quest for improved cost savings, efficiency, and seamless workflows, procurement has only more recently become integrated, and hence, successfully digitized. The maturation path of digital business is the doorstep upon which the industry stands now entering into an era of “programmable economies,” as coined […]

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Ecosystems Matter, Even in Distribution

| November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Ecosystems Matter, Even in Distribution

Ecosystem, the buzzword for the wireless communications world popularized by Apple and Google but since avidly embraced by many other enterprise executives, is entering the lexicon of the electronics components distribution world. Continuing their evolution from middlemen to critical partners, top distributors are at pain to demonstrate that not only do they still offer their […]

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Top 10 Digital Transformation Predictions

| November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Top 10 Digital Transformation Predictions

“Distributors are cherry—picking the best aspects of e-commerce and the Internet and making it their own,” said Barbara Jorgensen, managing editor, Electronics Purchasing Strategies, in a recent blog. This is all about the use and sharing of data to deliver information that customers need to select and buy components when they need them. These digital […]

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Channel Embraces Next Phase of Digital Transformation

| November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Channel Embraces Next Phase of Digital Transformation

A digital business strategy isn’t just about e-commerce, says Matt Anderson, chief digital officer of Verical parent Arrow Electronics Inc. But e-commerce was one of the first stops in Arrow’s four-phase journey toward digital transformation. “Verical, prior to my arrival, already had a robust marketplace,” Anderson explained. “It enabled companies that had stock in their […]

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Bridging the Digital Divide

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Bridging the Digital Divide

Asking a child – or teenager or millennial—for help with your smart device is no longer a cliché. Young people (young being a relative term) are simply more comfortable using technology and buying and selling online. The impact is already being seen in the retail space: storefronts are closing and online pricing has become the […]

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