Digital Transformation: Major Gains with Minimal Pain

Whether you know it as the “fourth industrial revolution” or industry 4.0, there is no denying that a fundamental shift in the supply chain is changing the way manufacturing and distribution industries operate. These sectors must undertake major digital transformations to remain competitive. Most strategies go beyond simple automation and straightforward technology implementation. A recent…

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How Integrating a Managed E&O Process Strengthens EMS Providers’ Supply Chain

 Like many manufacturers, Columbia Tech and Cogmedix, providers of design-through-production manufacturing and worldwide fulfillment services for both the non-medical and medical markets, run a tight supply chain. The two subsidiaries of the Coghlin Companies, headquartered in Westborough, MA, source from a global roster of suppliers to manage costs and maximize selection and flexibility. Both companies…

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5 Tech Companies Making Supply Chain Waves

Global high-tech companies are melding technology and processes to create supply chains that build empires in the industry. These supply chain organizations are fighting to stand out amongst political chaos from Brexit and the current U.S. administration, which makes today’s business landscape much different than it was just a year ago.  The cutting-edge strategies and…

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Littelfuse Strengthens Sensors Business with Acquisition

Continuing its acquisition strategy to expand in several key markets, Littelfuse Inc. recently acquired U.S. Sensor Corp., headquartered in Orange, California. The company is a manufacturer of thermistors and probe assemblies used in temperature sensing applications. The acquisition is part of the Littelfuse’s new five-year corporate strategy to double its sensor platform by 2021. “This…

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The Amazon Effect: Future of Electronics Distribution is Marketplace Model

While many distributors are still struggling to move their businesses online, a new player has arrived and is making a lot of noise. Amazon’s business to business (B2B) marketplace, Amazon Business, already is making significant progress in multiple verticals, armed with low prices, an extensive international logistics network, and a universally recognized brand.  While some…

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