Channel Feels the Impact of Logistics Costs & Backlog

While manufacturing has rebounded from the long Covid quarantine, the supply chain has not. Logistics operations – already short-handed – are dealing with a seemingly unending series of disruptions. And there’s no relief in sight, experts say. Shipping operations at the Port of Yantian, which were scaled back due to a Covid outbreak, have improved,…

Navigating 6 Supply Chain ERP Challenges

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools help supply chain professionals overcome numerous obstacles. However, deciding to use an ERP for improvements brings challenges, too. 1. Choosing an ERP to match your order volume Maybe you’ve noticed an increase in recent orders. Getting more business seems like a good thing, and it’s generally a positive occurrence. However,…

Digi-Key Partners With Kingston Technology

Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components in stock for immediate shipment, announced that it has secured a U.S. distribution partnership with Kingston Technology to offer a wide range of embedded memory and storage solutions to its customers. This announcement is an expansion of Digi-Key’s Marketplace initiative, broadening the world’s largest…

Sager Adds Technical Support Manager

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power, Electromechanical, and Thermal solutions and provider of custom solutions, welcomes Vineet Barot as Technical Support Manager for Thermal Products. Mr. Barot brings over 15 years of experience in the design, development, and management of thermal products and solutions. Prior to joining Sager, Mr. Barot most…

sourcing, procurement, strategic

Why Siemens Bought a Supply Chain Company

Where does a supply chain firm fit into Siemens AG’s portfolio? Supplyframe, which Siemens acquired in May, will be integrated into Siemens’ Digital Industries unit and become part of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering. In its 18 years in business, Supplyframe has evolved from a components aggregator to a “design-to-source” intelligence (DSI) firm. Its DSI platform…

Keys to Managing Health Risks in Electronics Manufacturing

The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted for all of us just how important the safety and sanitization of a site are to manufacturing. Without the proper safety measures, you put your employees and your business at risk. In electronics manufacturing, a variety of risks make safety considerations even more essential. With chemical, electrical, and material hazards all…

Digi-Key Partners With Rochester on EOL

Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components in stock for immediate shipment, is proud to share their ever-growing relationship with Rochester Electronics, the world’s largest continuous source of semiconductors. The COVID-19 pandemic and many other supply chain factors have placed significant strains on the electronic components supply chain, with shortages rampant…

Semiconductor Supply Chain Findings Released

The Biden administration will direct federal agencies to shore up the production and delivery of semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, advanced batteries and critical minerals after completing reviews of their supply chains. In February, the White House ordered 100-day reviews  of the four sectors’ sourcing networks. The studies sought to determine whether industries critical to U.S. national security…