Many Advantages of a Strong Knowledge Chain

Knowledge chains enable supply chain performance. They bring together the information and context that let you make decisions and take actions. Gaps in a supply chain are noticed and fixed immediately, but holes in a knowledge chain often go undetected. This is because supply chain gaps are usually catastrophic, but knowledge gaps are performance-limiting. How…

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EDI Downtime: Internal vs. External Services

A survey sponsored by supply chain newsletter ec-bp.org reveals that internally installed applications produce more downtime than do systems based on externally managed services and software-as-a-service (SaaS) based systems. While only 7 percent of respondents said they had never experienced downtime at all, 51 percent responded that they had downtime within the last month. The…

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Jameco Releases New Catalogue

BELMONT, Calif. — Jameco Electronics announced today the release of its new electronic component catalog. The cover pays tribute to the NASA Space Shuttle Program for its 30 years of achievement demonstrating what excellent electronics design can accomplish. “Jameco grew up with the Space Shuttle program,” said Greg Harris, Vice President of Jameco Marketing. “This…

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WPG, Marvell Sign Distribution Pact

SAN JOSE, Calif. — WPG Americas Inc. today announced it has entered into a non-exclusive distribution agreement with Marvell. Under the terms of the agreement, WPG Americas Inc. will distribute Marvell's Solid State Lighting (SSL) products throughout the Americas, including the AC/DC digital power factor correction (PFC) LED driver integrated circuit (IC) family and the…

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Easing Design Chain Pain

The electronics supply chain was designed, in part, to ease bottlenecks associated with order and production delays. But what about the holdups at the front end? Engineers face as many speed bumps (if not more) in the design process, recent research reveals. In fact, design engineers spend nearly half their time on concept development, according…

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TTI Distributing Murata Products

FORT WORTH, Texas -– TTI, Inc. has signed a distribution agreement with Murata Electronics North America to become an authorized distributor of Murata Power Solutions products. Murata Power Solutions is a leading manufacturer of power electronics including dc-dc converters, ac-dc power supplies, magnetic and digital panel meters. Jeff Ray, Vice President Product Marketing, said, “We…

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HP Targets Cyberthreats

The PC business at {complink 2376|Hewlett-Packard Co.} might not know where it's headed, but the enterprise business does. HP wants to provide an end-to-end security framework built around filling the gaps between existing security solutions. HP Enterprise Security Solutions rolled out more than a dozen products and services Monday targeting threats and potential liabilities resulting…

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