Tool or Platform: The Cloud’s Role in the Supply Chain

Although the cloud is considered a platform rather than a tool, aspects of the cloud are particularly well-suited to supply chain management (SCM). Among the advantages of cloud solutions tailored for SCM are speed, visibility, ease-of-use and low cost of implementation. Two companies,   E2open Inc. and GT Nexus, have been particularly active in the supply…

Mouser Inks Global Deal with Philips Lumileds

Mansfield, Mass. − Mouser Electronics, Inc. has signed a global distribution agreement with Philips Lumileds Lighting Company to sell the company’s LED lighting solutions. Philips Lumileds’ family of high-power LEDs is used in a variety of applications including automotive lighting, computer displays, LCD televisions, signage and signaling and general lighting. The company’s LUXEON Power Light…

Newark Element14 Expands Kitting Facility

Chicago, Ill. − Newark element14 has doubled the size of its custom electronic component kitting facility in Plano, Texas, driven by increased demand for turnkey assemblies and engineering kits. As part of Newark element14’s value-added services, the distributor provides kits for design, production, field repair and maintenance. Services include a wide range of fabricated and…

Heilind Stocks Hirose DF62

Wilmington, Mass. − Heilind Electronics now stocks the Hirose DF62 series of slim in-line connectors. The DF62 connector’s small size and durability make it suitable for servo amp, LED lighting, portable medical device, motion control, robotic arm, and gaming equipment applications. The DF62 connectors feature a locking structure that gives the user two lock completion…

Sager Expands Pancon Agreement

Middleborough, Mass. − Sager Electronics, a North American distributor of interconnects, passives and electromechanical (IP&E) devices, has expanded its franchise agreement with Pancon Connectors (formerly ITW Pancon) to include Ark-Les Connectors and Paktron Capacitors. The component maker manufactures custom and standard connectors as well as multilayer polymer capacitors used in power and signal applications. “This expanded…