Slower Growth in China Sparks M&A Trend

Like other segments in China, the country's semiconductor distribution industry is today growing more slowly than in previous years. The Chinese semiconductor distribution market has entered “the era of slow growth,” according to an IHS iSuppli report. The firm forecasts that the compound annual growth rate of China's distribution sales between 2012 and 2016 will…

How Good Is Your Supplier Data?

Unlike decades ago when supplier information gathering was limited to phone calls, face-to-face meetings, and some clunky back-end enterprise management tool, procurement managers now have many different ways to keep tabs on suppliers. Today, in addition to Web-based ERP and MRP platforms and email, purchasers can get information from Web search engines like Google or…