Demand a Cost Information User Bill of Rights

We all use cost information to make important business decisions.  Yet there’s often a feeling the information we receive is flawed and misleading.  Should we expect better? Image courtesy: Pixabay Now, I'm not referring to the financial accounting information used for external reporting; that information is developed based on generally accepted accounting principles and passes…

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Scout RFP Puts Sourcing Center Stage at Second Annual SPARK Conference

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Scout RFP, the Sourcing and supplier engagement platform, announces its second annual SPARK conference from Feb. 26-27 at the SFJAZZ Center. At SPARK 2019, more than 600 Sourcing and Procurement professionals from around the globe will learn new strategies and tools to make commerce less risky, faster, and more transparent than ever before.  Attendees will…

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Kimberly Appleton, VP Global Sales Operations for ON Semiconductor Joins GIPC

Atlanta, GA – ECIA is pleased to welcome Kimberly Appleton from ON Semiconductor to the Global Industry Practice Committee (GIPC). Kimberly will work with ECIA's GIPC to discuss and develop processes in the electronic component authorized channel that drive best practices and standardization within our industry.  Kimberly is currently the Vice President of Global Sales…

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RISC V, procurement

How Open Source Hardware Empowers Procurement

The advent of processors based the RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) is not just exciting for engineers and designers—open source hardware benefits procurement, experts said. “Open source does two things for you: it rationalizes price and motivates adoption and investment,” explained Keith Witek, senior vice president, Corporate Development, Strategy, and General Counsel at SiFive, a…

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Supply Chain Enhances Electronics Customer Experience

Ideas about what the customer experience involves—and whose responsibility it is to make sure it’s exemplary—haven’t evolved at the same rapid pace as business. Indeed, plenty of companies still equate customer experience only with customer service, believing that it’s sufficient to have savvy marketing and friendly customer service agents to professionally field calls and emails…

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