Jabil’s 2020 Supply Chain Predictions

 After weathering tumultuous tides of volatility over the past few years, 2020 is shaping up to be a better year for supply chain managers, thanks to increased market predictability, especially for sourcing materials. Still, The best defense—and greatest offense—for managing dynamic markets, product complexity and unpredictable supply conditions is an Intelligent Digital Supply Chain that…


components, chip industry, trade war, tariffs, U.S., China

Tariffs Eased on Some Electronics Products

The electronics industry is enjoying a short-term reprieve from new U.S. tariffs as the Trump administration delayed the imposition of 15 percent duties on $156 billion worth of Chinese goods, including smart phones, computers and other consumer electronics. While the move may boost holiday-related consumer sales, the 25 percent tariffs on a separate $250 billion…


Gartner: 85% of Logistics Leaders to Boost Outsourcing Budget

Eighty-five percent of logistics leaders expect that their outsourcing budget will increase by more than 5 percent in 2020, according to Gartner, Inc. Already for 2019, 85 percent reported a similar budget increase. “Outsourcing one or more logistics service types has become largely mainstream,” said Courtney Rogerson, senior principal analyst with the Gartner Supply Chain…


Abracon Partners With Symmetry Electronics

Abracon, LLC (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of frequency control, timing, synchronization, RF, connectivity, and power component solutions, announces a franchise agreement with Symmetry Electronics. Symmetry is part of the TTI Semiconductor Group (TSG) and the TTI Family of Companies. The partnership will further service the industrial, communications and automotive markets as well as the…


Mouser Inks Global Deal With Bend Labs

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announces a global distribution agreement with Bend Labs, a technology company on a mission to bring motion and position measurement and understanding to the world through soft, flexible sensing solutions. Through the agreement, Mouser is now stocking Bend Labs’ soft flex…


Sager Center Receives UL 508A Certification

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components and provider of value-add solutions, today announced its Power Solutions Center located in Carrollton, TX has been certified as an UL 508A panel shop. UL 508A certification is an industrial control panel directive certifying an assembly meets the standards of electrical inspection.…


Newark Boosts Switch Offerings With C&K Components

 Newark, the Development Distributor, today announced a new franchise with world leading switch technology supplier C&K Components. In entering this agreement, Newark further expands its extensive switch offerings to its engineer and designer customers by providing the fullest range of switch products available. With the addition of C&K Components to the Newark portfolio, designers and…



Fulfillment Tips for the Holidays – Boost Service & Cut Costs

If your fulfillment team ships all next-day deliveries via overnight carrier services, you are almost certainly overpaying carriers and adding to your cost of distribution. This is especially true during the holidays when consumers’ love of buying electronics goes into hyperdrive. With the holiday shopping season in full swing, electronics remain a top holiday gifting…


manufacturing, growth, revenue, profit

Manufacturers Expect Revenue & Profit Boost in 2020

U.S. manufacturers are surprisingly upbeat about their prospects in 2020, anticipating growth in revenue, profitability, imports and exports. The outlook isn’t so positive for employment and capital expenditures, which will remain flat or decline next year, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s semiannual forecast. Manufacturers expect revenue will grow 4.8 percent next year –…