electronics, components, tariffs

Tariff & Supply Anxiety Increase Even as Manufacturing Grows

U.S. manufacturing activity accelerated in June—but so did anxieties around electronic component shortages and tariffs. The Institution for Supply Management’s leading production index, the PMI, increased by 1.5 percent in June to 60.2. However, electronic component constraints are being felt across multiple manufacturing sectors. “Electronic component supply issues continue to disrupt production,” a transportation industry…


JDA Software to Acquire Blue Yonder

JDA Software Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end supply chain and retail solutions, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Yonder, the market leader in AI solutions for retail. This acquisition reflects the increasing importance of connecting intelligent data and insights to enable more profitable, Autonomous Supply ChainTM  decisions and optimized customer experiences.…


RAFI Honors Sager Electronics

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components and provider of value-add solutions, today announced it was the recipient of RAFI’s first Distributor of the Year award. RAFI announced the honor at the 2018 Electronics Distribution Show (EDS) held May 15-18 in Las Vegas, Nevada. “We are excited to recognize…


EDI, trade platform

TrueCommerce Levels the EDI Playing Field For Small Businesses

Electronic data interchange (EDI) has been a staple of the electronics supply chain for decades. EDI links are used between component makers, distributors and end-customers to share data crucial to managing the supply chain—price, orders, lead times, availability, transaction records, replenishment signals and more. Historically, though, these links have been customized, meaning partners essentially had…