Gina Roos

Gina Roos is executive editor of Electronics Purchasing Strategies. She can be reached at gina.roos@epsnewsonline.com.

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Supply Chain Transparency Aids in Compliance Efforts

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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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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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Four Steps to Supply Chain Resiliency

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Four Steps to Supply Chain Resiliency

If your company does not have a supply chain risk mitigation plan in place, it could potentially face significant component and materials shipment delays and allocations if there is any kind of disruption in the supply chain, ranging from natural disasters to materials shortages. Even if your suppliers aren’t directly impacted by the disruption, their […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of IoT in the Supply Chain

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of IoT in the Supply Chain

Most of us would agree there are several real-world benefits of connected devices that will enable supply chains to run more efficiently across product development and into lifecycle management processes. That’s the good news. The bad news is figuring out security risk, and the ugly news is the impact of new players and start-ups in […]

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Tools for Managing Supply Chain Risk

| October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Tools for Managing Supply Chain Risk

The number of potential supply chain risks that OEMs face on a daily basis is a big challenge for purchasing departments. It requires supply chain risk management solutions that can help monitor and mitigate risk around supply, (including shortages, supplier bankruptcy, counterfeiting), geographic issues (including natural disasters and political instability), fluctuations in demand, currency fluctuations, and […]

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Mitigating Risk for EOL Parts

| September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Mitigating Risk for EOL Parts

One of the biggest challenges for electronics components buyers, particularly those involved in military/aerospace, industrial, and medical sectors, is discontinued components. Equipment in these sectors are often used for many years – decades in fact – leaving buyers searching for parts that chip makers or interconnect, passive, and electromechanical (IP&E) device manufacturers are discontinuing as […]

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Leverage Dev Kits as Part of New Product Evaluations

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Leverage Dev Kits as Part of New Product Evaluations

While the key role of purchasers is managing and evaluating supplier relationships and ensuring that the supply chain is operating smoothly, many are deeply involved in new product development and work closely with engineering teams. These purchasers are involved in identifying how to lower costs on new product designs, as well as recommending and evaluating […]

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Has the Internet Given Buyers More Clout?

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Has the Internet Given Buyers More Clout?

Over the past three to five years, electronic component distributor websites have become a significant resource centers for buyers. They provide a host of features and functionality that include parametric searches, datasheet downloads, order tracking, shopping carts, life cycle notification and environmental compliance data as well as real-time stock and pricing. All of these attributes […]

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A Peek Inside a Buyer’s Toolkit

| August 14, 2015 | 1 Comment
A Peek Inside a Buyer’s Toolkit

Buyers have a host of tools at their disposal to help them do their jobs better and faster. These electronics components inventory search and/or data aggregator websites have one thing in common – delivering parts data that range from supply chain information including lead times, pricing, lifecycle/obsolescence information, and environmental compliance data;  to technical specifications […]

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Purchasing’s Dilemma: Where to Find Parts Fast

| August 7, 2015 | 1 Comment
Purchasing’s Dilemma: Where to Find Parts Fast

Electronics components purchasing professionals play a key role in the success of their company’s new product introductions. They spend a great deal of time working with vendors and solving a host of supply chain challenges that range from logistics issues to supply shortages. They also need to work with the engineering teams on determining specs […]

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