Fronetics Launches New Service

NEWBURYPORT, MA – Fronetics Strategic Advisors, a global strategic advisory firm focused on driving value in high-tech supply chains and integrated logistics, today announced the launch of Fronetics Interim Retained Management Service (FIRMS), a management as a service offering. FIRMS is designed to provide specific executive, management, sales or operational expertise when and where an…

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Turning Data Into Dollars

At $100 per barrel, crude oil is an extremely valuable resource, but even more prized to members of the supply chain these days is data — or rather, big-data. The term big-data does not describe how much information is resident in a database or IT system, but rather, it defines a category of data derived…

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Digi-Key To Sell Kionix Worldwide

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. – Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with Kionix, Inc., a top provider of MEMS inertial sensors. Kionix, based in Ithaca, NY, provides industry-leading 3-axis…

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Is Your Management Team Visible?

You've seen them coming and going, and perhaps occasionally conferred with them, but are they out in the world talking for your company and industry or just signing off on news release quotes? This commentary is about executive spokespersonship (a gender-neutral term). How often is the CEO, or any of your top executives, booked as…

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Dangers on the Components Sourcing Highway

Based on some of the replies to my blogs and conversations with customers, I have noticed that some individuals are confused over single and sole sourcing. I will start with definitions and then share some observations and thoughts on the subject. (See: Single Source Premium: Unnecessary Cost and Purchasing: Risks in ‘Virtual’ Second Sources.) Sole…

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