Gartner: 85% of Logistics Leaders to Boost Outsourcing Budget

Eighty-five percent of logistics leaders expect that their outsourcing budget will increase by more than 5 percent in 2020, according to Gartner, Inc. Already for 2019, 85 percent reported a similar budget increase. “Outsourcing one or more logistics service types has become largely mainstream,” said Courtney Rogerson, senior principal analyst with the Gartner Supply Chain…

Abracon Partners With Symmetry Electronics

Abracon, LLC (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of frequency control, timing, synchronization, RF, connectivity, and power component solutions, announces a franchise agreement with Symmetry Electronics. Symmetry is part of the TTI Semiconductor Group (TSG) and the TTI Family of Companies. The partnership will further service the industrial, communications and automotive markets as well as the…

Mouser Inks Global Deal With Bend Labs

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announces a global distribution agreement with Bend Labs, a technology company on a mission to bring motion and position measurement and understanding to the world through soft, flexible sensing solutions. Through the agreement, Mouser is now stocking Bend Labs’ soft flex…

Sager Center Receives UL 508A Certification

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components and provider of value-add solutions, today announced its Power Solutions Center located in Carrollton, TX has been certified as an UL 508A panel shop. UL 508A certification is an industrial control panel directive certifying an assembly meets the standards of electrical inspection.…

Newark Boosts Switch Offerings With C&K Components

 Newark, the Development Distributor, today announced a new franchise with world leading switch technology supplier C&K Components. In entering this agreement, Newark further expands its extensive switch offerings to its engineer and designer customers by providing the fullest range of switch products available. With the addition of C&K Components to the Newark portfolio, designers and…

fulfillment

Fulfillment Tips for the Holidays – Boost Service & Cut Costs

If your fulfillment team ships all next-day deliveries via overnight carrier services, you are almost certainly overpaying carriers and adding to your cost of distribution. This is especially true during the holidays when consumers’ love of buying electronics goes into hyperdrive. With the holiday shopping season in full swing, electronics remain a top holiday gifting…

manufacturing, growth, revenue, profit

Manufacturers Expect Revenue & Profit Boost in 2020

U.S. manufacturers are surprisingly upbeat about their prospects in 2020, anticipating growth in revenue, profitability, imports and exports. The outlook isn’t so positive for employment and capital expenditures, which will remain flat or decline next year, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s semiannual forecast. Manufacturers expect revenue will grow 4.8 percent next year –…

Intel, lifecycle

Supply Chains Aid Compute Lifecycle Assurance Advancement

The globalization of technology design, development, manufacturing and distribution has created an environment of complicated supply chains with limited transparency. There is a growing need to provide assurances of platform integrity in every stage of the compute lifecycle, and to do so in a manner that is as transparent as possible. Government agencies, commercial organizations…

Sager Releases Power Systems Brochure

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components and provider of value-add solutions, today released its new value-add brochure from its specialized group, Sager Power Systems. Sager Power Systems is focused solely on power supplies, batteries, thermal management, and associated value-add services. The six-page, full-color brochure showcases Sager Power Systems’…