Can Drones Cut Your Logistics Costs?

Demand for drones is sizzling. Formally known as aerial unmanned aircrafts, drones can potentially reduce product delivery times and costs for manufacturers, retailers and service providers across sections of the economy, including the high-tech industry where some see its utility in fostering better and tighter inventory management. So far, though, few companies in the electronics…

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The Never-Ending Problem of Component Returns

Component returns aren’t a seasonal problem for the electronics supply chain. Every day, customers that have ordered too much product cancel orders or try to return un-used parts. Most distributors have processes and practices in place to accommodate product returns, and authorized distributors have the right to return a portion of their parts to their…

Master Electronics Adds TE’s Deutsch Line

Master Electronics, a leading distributor of electromechanical, interconnect, and passive components, announces that the company is now stocking TE Connectivity’s (TE’s) DEUTSCH product line. The expanded DEUTSCH offering builds on decades of success between the two companies selling and promoting TE’s broad connector, relay, switch, filter, cable, and passive product portfolio. “TE is a valued…

Buyers: Online Research Essential to Supplier Selection

The 2014 UPS B2B Buyers Insight Study found that buyers consider online research essential to the supplier selection process. Industrial supplies purchasers were asked to identify their preferred method for researching industrial products.  The majority of respondents reported that a supplier’s website (68%) and search engines (52%) are their preferred methods. Similarly, respondents were asked to identify…