From Federated Solutions to Multipolar Markets: Reframing the Global Electronics Supply Chain

The global electronics supply chain is a study in constant change and adaptation. Over the past year especially, we have seen a high rate of consolidations that reshaped the global corporate landscape. To understand the drivers of change, it is important to note that these corporate shifts are happening in relationship to concurrent global socio-economic…

Testing for Counterfeits & Quality: The Rise of 3rd-Party Labs Fights Clones

The role of electronic component testing continuously matures and evolves as our historical databases and sophisticated methods of ensuring quality and functionality are improved. Additionally, and unfortunately, the state of counterfeiting also matures and demands more sophisticated testing methods, one of the recent industry discussions has been the rise of clone counterfeit parts. Kirk Wehby,…

Procurement’s Continued Evolution: Strategic Opportunities for OEMs

Procurement continues to extend in importance and reach across the organization. While procurement's evolution is a shared phenomenon across many industries, the electronics industry stands in a prime position to experience significant supply chain and enterprise changes. Exploring the findings of the recent survey by Oxford Economics, new opportunities for electronics OEMs are uncovered when…

Bimodal Balance: Strategic Changes In & Along the Supply Chain

Gartner’s theory of “bimodal balance” between the strategic and the operational is maturing. Once exclusively an approach adopted by large, global corporations, the idea is now being adopted at mid-level corporations, particularly in the electronics industry. Not only is a focus on bimodal balance changing organizational strategies, it also heralds change in supply chain relationships,…