Vishay Awards Mouser

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, has been named 2016 e-Commerce Distributor of the Year for Europe by Vishay Intertechnology. This is the fifth consecutive year that Mouser has received this prestigious award. “ We greatly appreciate this recognition from Vishay,” said…

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TTI Acquires Symmetry Electronics

TTI, Inc. today announced the acquisition of Symmetry Electronics, a privately held semiconductor component distributor headquartered in Hawthorne, California. Symmetry Electronics will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of TTI, Inc., with current management to remain in place. Both company’s day-to-day activities and operations will not be affected by this acquisition – Symmetry will operate separately,…

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Inotera Fab Suspension May Worsen DRAM Supply

Inotera, which is also known as Micron Technology Taiwan, has shut down the operation of Fab-2, one of its two fabrication plants in Taiwan’s Taoyuan City, on July 1, due to a malfunction of the nitrogen gas dispensing system that contaminated the wafers and equipment in the facility, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. DRAMeXchange…

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Manufacturers Buying More Cyber Insurance

Cyber attacks are no longer limited to front office interactions with individual customers. The amount of data now integrated into smart products, manufacturing equipment and other machines that keep operations running is a sweet temptation for hackers. The threat of a cyber-attack and potential fallout after a security breach poses new risks manufacturers should consider…

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Your Next WMS: Build it or Buy it?

Build versus buy is a timeless argument that can be applied to many aspects of a business operation. For companies involved in any form of distribution, warehousing, or ecommerce fulfillment, it’s an important question to consider: whether to adopt a commercially available Warehouse Management System (WMS), or to build it in-house. Finding the answer means…

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Why Linking Supply Chain Objectives to Performance Will Never Work

Every business person knows that setting objectives is critical to business success. Recently, though, I’ve begun to suspect that most of us are managing objectives in the wrong way.  With a few tweaks, though, most organizations can use objectives to deeply impact overall performance.  Photo credit: CarbonNYC [in SF!] via Visualhunt.com / CC BY Let me begin with a graph. I’m…

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