Gina Roos is editor-in-chief of EPSNews sister publication Electronic Products.

Pandemic, Component Shortages Take Toll on Global Distributors

Perhaps the best thing that could be said about 2021 is that it’s over. The pandemic has plunged the electronics industry into a two-year supply-chain disaster with ongoing component shortages well into 2022. In fact, nearly one-third of the top global distributors attributed shortages, allocation, and extended lead times as their biggest challenge last year,…

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Purchasers Forecast Revenue & Production Capacity Growth in 2019

Purchasing managers and supply chain executives in manufacturing industries in the U.S. expect the economy to continue to grow throughout 2019, according to the latest economic report from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). At the same time, many in the manufacturing sector said tariffs are negatively impacting business and the supply chain. Nearly 60…