Archive for February, 2016

Easing the Burdens of Compliance

| February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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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Vicor Expands Arrow EU Agreement

| February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Arrow Electronics has announced that Vicor has extended its distribution franchise agreement to cover a further 16 European countries. Arrow previously worked with Vicor in the UK and Italy only. The extension follows a successful year during which Arrow grew its business with the Vicor product line and identified a significant number of new project […]

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Transparency Essential in DFARS, DoD Compliance

| February 17, 2016 | 1 Comment
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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Partnering to Win in the Digital Ecosystem

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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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B2B E-Commerce: Payday Still Years Away

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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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Pros & Cons of the Digital Supply Chain

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Pros & Cons of the Digital Supply Chain

“The death of bricks and mortar has been greatly exaggerated.” The construction industry could conceivably have used this disclaimer when e-tailer Amazon.com built its first physical warehouse. Virtual facilities – once thought to be inevitable with the rise of e-commerce – haven’t become in norm in many market segments. In fact, in the electronics industry, […]

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