Procurement’s Biggest Problem: Risky Supply Chains

The biggest external challenge for businesses is supply chain risk, according to a new procurement study conducted by Xchanging plc, a business technology and services provider. The study of 830 procurement professionals across the UK, Europe and North America reveals that 77 percent of respondents believe supply chain risk is the biggest challenge to their…

Is the Industry Ready for Off-, Right- and Near-Shoring?

The high-tech industry has spent the better part of two decades working the kinks out of a supply chain that expanded rapidly into China. In addition to the bureaucracy the move entailed – many companies had to partner with a Chinese company in order to literally get a foot on the ground—the logistics of designing…

TTI Opens New Turkish Office

Following solid growth rates in the Turkish market in recent years, TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, has recently opened a new office in Turkey. Located in Istanbul, the new office is headed up by Biran Yilmaz and provides extensive sales and field engineering support for TTI’s…

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The Shortcomings of “Follow the Components”

One of the commonly held beliefs within the electronics supply chain is that traceability – tracking a component from the factory through its insertion into an end product—will go a long way toward preventing counterfeiting. If a user at any point in the supply chain can flag a suspect component, they can prevent its passage…

Impinj Names Plexus 2014 Partner of the Year

Plexus Corp. (PLXS), said Impinj, a leading provider of RAIN RFID (radio-frequency identification) solutions that deliver Item Intelligence(TM), recognized Plexus as their 2014 Partner of the Year. The award acknowledges Plexus for providing exceptional quality, on-time delivery, and collaborative engineering services for a new product introduction during 2014 that required quick-turn development of a complicated…

Sager Completes Norvell Buy

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Norvell Electronics, Inc., a North American power products distributor with extensive design and value add capabilities, headquartered in Carrollton, Texas. Sager Electronics President Frank Flynn said, “With the close of this acquisition, Norvell…