Top 10 Electronics Supply Chain Risks

The global electronics supply chain will this year confront again some of its old demons and dozens of new ones, ranging from natural disasters to man-made misadventures, management blunders, troubled acquisitions and failing to anticipate and respond to changing market conditions. So far, though, nothing on the horizon indicates the electronics industry should be bracing…

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IHS: Consumer Electronics Set to Decline

The consumer electronics market — as its name implies — is a major consumer of components.  Although most component makers spread their risk across multiple markets — computer, industrial, automotive, medical and military/aerospace  among them — being designed in to a product such as the iPhone can dramatically boost sales. The consumer market seems to…

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Supply Chain 2014: Avnet’s Analysis

The electronics supply chain of course hopes that demand for products will pick up in 2014. But components and systems are only part of the story. A well-managed supply chain can cut costs and help increase profits for global electronics companies. Avnet Inc. recently shared some insights on 2014 expectations for the supply chain. According…

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