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Supply Chain Challenges: The Millennial Buyer

| March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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

| March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
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

| 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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Distribution: Establishing Leadership in the Digital Market

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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

| 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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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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Case Study: PrimeCore Systems Values Speed and Availability

| October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Case Study: PrimeCore Systems Values Speed and Availability

Joseph Cordero hates to wait, and that’s why he frequently turns to the Verical.com website when other electronics component vendors can’t meet his company’s requirements for speedy order fulfillment. “It seems like we always need things right away, so whoever has the parts I need is usually who I go with,” he says. Cordero is […]

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When Disruptions Strike (Because They Will)

| October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
When Disruptions Strike (Because They Will)

Disruption is as much a certainty in business as death and taxes are a certainty in life, to paraphrase Benjamin Franklin. Supply chains carry inherent risks; negative events that are beyond control regularly occur and disrupt operations. However, market success depends on the constant and consistent flow of materials in a timely and planned manner, […]

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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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