Issues and Trends in Components Distribution

What Mouser ‘s Global Team Learns from its Local Ground Game

E-commerce has effectively demolished the geographic boundaries that used to limit electronics procurement through the distribution channel. Component suppliers authorized distributors to sell their brands in geographic markets to avoid over-distribution and linecard conflicts. The first time a distributor offered all of its brands internationally online tested those boundaries. The supply chain found that expanding…

Distribution Tackles Market Upheaval with Executive Overhaul

The electronics distribution industry is experiencing significant changes in the ranks of its senior executives as the sector fights to spur growth and reverse years of lackluster performance. That’s what happens when companies don’t perform as well as expected but recent changes at the apex of the leading distribution companies indicate the sector may be…

IMP: Turning Inventory Liability into Higher Value Asset

Excess inventory is a blight on the electronics industry, a seemingly unending and expensive drain on resources at manufacturers and component suppliers. Nearly two decades after one of the most savage downturns in the history of the industry, though, a supply chain management services provider says it has figured out a better way for reducing…

The Amazon Effect: B2C’s Role in a B2B market

The Internet has completely transformed our world, including the way we buy. The rates of online and mobile transactions have never been higher, and e-tailers and virtual marketplaces have snagged a remarkable share of customers’ wallets. Merchants like Amazon and Alibaba are broadening their reach beyond their B2C domains and into the B2B commercial landscape…

How to Plan for a Risk-Adjusted Supply Chain

As millennials begin to replace baby boomers in the electronics workforce, corporate priorities are beginning to shift. Millennials place significant value on their employer’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) stance, for example. As companies try to do good, however, they are also increasing their supply chain risks. Risk mitigation has become top of mind in the…

Electrocomponents: Private Label ‘Vision is Clear’

The growing popularity of own-brand products has been a powerful trend across the B2C world over the last decade and we have seen the development and marketing of own brands increase in sophistication. This same trend is now developing in the B2B market, resulting in a significant opportunity for growth. Lindsley Ruth joined Electrocomponents as…