Resilience in Complex Supply Networks

As extended supply chains in the high-tech industry continue to straddle multiple geographies, new vulnerabilities get introduced. Each additional supplier, manufacturing site, or distribution center is a potential failure point in the extended network, and large disruptions can have significant impact on revenue, customer experience, and brand loyalty. Natural disasters over the past few years…

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TTI Names New Marketing Director

FORT WORTH, Texas — TTI, Inc. announced today the appointment of Paula Renfrow to the position of Director of Marketing. Renfrow replaces 24-year veteran, Tim Scott, who will retire from TTI at the end of January. Renfrow has held a number of operations management positions with technology manufacturing marketing companies and is no stranger to…

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Digi-Key’s Guide to Social Media Success

Electronics components distributor {complink 12799|Digi-Key Corp.} generates about 98 percent of revenue through its Website. So it makes sense that the company buys in to a pretty extensive social media and search engine marketing strategy. Tony Harris, the company's chief marketing officer, declined to disclose the company's marketing budget, but analyzing the extent of the…

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Micron Posts 1Q12 Figures

BOISE, Idaho — Micron Technology, Inc., (Nasdaq:MU) today announced results of operations for its first quarter of fiscal 2012, which ended December 1, 2011. For the first quarter, the company had a net loss attributable to Micron shareholders of $187 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, on net sales of $2.1 billion. The results for…

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Arrow Sponsoring ECIA Search Site

ATLANTA — Arrow Electronics, one of the world's largest authorized electronic component distributors, is a sponsor of the all-authorized inventory search site, http://www.ECIAauthorized.com. The site is operated by the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) and the first of its kind to be industry-owned and managed. Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and…

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TTI, Harwin Have Distribution Deal

FORT WORTH, Texas — TTI, Inc., the leading global distributor of passive, interconnect, relay and switch and discrete components, announces it has signed a partnership agreement with Harwin, a manufacturer of high reliability interconnect solutions and cost- saving PCB hardware products. Harwin and TTI have a highly successful franchise distribution partnership in Europe, and Harwin…

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A New ‘D’ in DTV

Call it distribution TV. Electronics distributors are increasingly using video to assist their customers. Distributors aren't the only members of the supply chain to use video, but they do hold a unique position in the industry hierarchy. They represent a wide range of products from hundreds of component suppliers. Part of the channel's job is…

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