Prices for DRAMs Continue to Climb while NAND Flash ASPs Drop

Prices for DRAMs, with the exception of graphics applications, has increased by 3 percent to 6 percent in the first quarter (Q1) of 2018, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, resulting in a 5.4 percent increase in global DRAM revenue. Graphics DRAMs experienced the largest price hikes, increasing by 15 percent in Q1. “Most PC…

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Electrocomponents FY 2018 Sales up 12.8%

Strong results and new initiatives to drive future growth and profitability Highlights 2018 2017 Change  Like-for-like change1 Revenue £1,705.3m £1,511.7m 12.8% 12.8% Adjusted2 operating profit £177.1m £133.2m 33.0% 28.1% Adjusted2 operating profit margin 10.4% 8.8% 1.6 pts 1.4 pts Adjusted2 profit before tax3 £173.1m £128.0m 35.2% 30.0% Adjusted2 earnings per share 28.4p 21.0p 35.2% 29.7% Adjusted2 free cash flow £105.1m…

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Electrocomponents Acquires MRO-Solutions Provider IESA

In line with our strategy to build out our value-added service proposition, Electrocomponents plc is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement to acquire IESA, a leading provider of value-added services to industrial customers for a cash consideration of £88 million. Acquisition of leading corporate MRO(1) marketplace provider of value-added services Significantly enhances the…

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5 Reasons You Need a WMS Instead of ERP

When businesses look to streamline their operational processes, they’re probably motivated by the need for better efficiencies and adding revenue to the bottom line. They often know that investing in technology is the most practical solution. Depending on their business type, organizations normally have the option of choosing and implementing an enterprise resource system (ERP)…

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Master Electronics Receives Distribution Award

Master Electronics, a leading global distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, was awarded Carlo Gavazzi’s Outstanidng Distributor Achievement Award. This award was presented by Fred Shirazi, President and CEO of Carlo Gavazzi Americas. Master has been a longtime distributor of Carlo Gavazzi and the relationship continues to grow and flourish. Jon Bach, VP of…

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Sager Announces Supplier Excellence Awards

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components and provider of value-add solutions, today announced the results of its 2017 Supplier Excellence Program. Sager’s Supplier Excellence Program focuses on quality, operations and business systems support, along with management and field level support. Sager is pleased to recognize Phoenix Contact, Kycon,…

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The Impact of Packaging on Supply Chain Performance

Packaging has a major impact on supply chain performance, as it affects all logistics activities in supply chains. Effective and efficient packaging can significantly improve the performance of companies by generating value and by reducing cost and the negative environmental impacts in supply chains. Packaging Logistics: Understanding and Managing the Economic and Environmental Impacts of Packaging…

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