IDEA-QMS-9090: Development & Key Processes

This is the second post in a three-part series on IDEA-QMS-9090, an auditable standard that covers the ability to source, inspect, store, and deliver product and answers the call for a responsible procurement solution. The first was Next Step in Responsible Procurement: IDEA-QMS-9090. The design and development of IDEA-QMS-9090 took more than 24 months and…

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Telling Your Tech Brand Story Visually

Recent Savvy Tech Marketing posts have included injecting personality into your brand, and there's been lots here about standing out from competitors or differentiating. Another way of achieving that is applying lots more visual content into your communications. The reasons are simple: Its far more effective than print-only; a large portion of your customers and…

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Nokia Conquers China

When you run a highly competitive international marathon, it is not important to end first. It is more important to never give up, and conquer the final line with a sense of accomplishment, targets met, and vision to the future. This is exactly what Nokia (NYSE: NOK) is quietly doing. Long-awaited good news reached Nokia…

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Next Step in Responsible Procurement: IDEA-QMS-9090

This is the first in a three-part series on IDEA-QMS-9090, an auditable standard that covers the ability to source, inspect, store, and deliver product and answers the call for a responsible procurement solution. The goal of the Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA) is to build programs and standards that support and promote responsible procurement…

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Put the Power in Your Hands

Power is the biggest challenge — and opportunity — in electronics design today. Not only has the proliferation of battery-powered devices altered the landscape, but the increasing end-user emphasis on green technology and sustainable energy practices has infused design teams with new priorities. Avnet Electronics Marketing held its third annual Power Forum on September 19,…

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Pandemics’ Lessons for Supply Chain

It reached critical mass, went viral, and swiftly moved through the population. At the height of its powers it affected tens of thousands of individuals and manifested itself in every facet of the supply chain. Raw material suppliers, component manufacturers, distributors, transportation carriers, contract manufacturers, and end customers were all touched by it. And even…

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