Check Your Passives First

Mislabeled passive components (reels of resistors and capacitors) are surprisingly common in the supply chain. Testing SMT passives first can be the best option. Once placed on boards, the wrong part is very hard to detect and expensive to correct. We buy reels of SMT passives by the thousands for our contract manufacturing business, usually…

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Digi-Key Adds Wandboard.org as Supplier

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the addition of Wandboard.org to its lineup of over 650 suppliers. Wandboard.org has developed a low-cost ARM Cortex™-A9 development board, offering a System-on-Module solution for designers looking to continue utilizing a board through development into production. Created…

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Hire the Pick of the Supply Chain Litter

The word on the street is that supply chain expertise is in short supply. That just makes finding and hiring the right supply chain professional that much harder. Career Builder identified Logistician/Supply Chain Manager as a Top Growth Job for 2013. According to Career Builder, since 2010 this position has experienced 8 percent job growth.…

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