Optimized for Growth: High-Tech Execs Adapt to Meet Global Supply Demands

The high-tech industry is poised for global growth. The middle class is expanding, bringing with it an increasing appetite for high-tech products. Demands are coming from new markets across the globe. Product lifecycles are shorter than ever before. There are new pressures and challenges – and new opportunities. There is growing recognition that “business-as-usual” supply…

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Tianjin Explosions: Supply Chain Impact Analysis

The Aftermath of the Tianjin Explosions: A Global Supply Chain Impact Analysis—It’s Far Worse than You Think. Don‘t believe official media reports indicating that business and port operations will shortly return to normal. This event’s economic relevance and its repercussions on the global supply chain will be felt over the next few months and perhaps…

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Vishay Updates Status of Tianjin Diodes Facility

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive components, wishes to extend its heartfelt condolences to the Chinese people regarding the explosion, which occurred on August 12, 2015 in the port of Tianjin. Vishay owns and operates a manufacturing facility in Tianjin, which provides back-end packaging for some…

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Onlinecomponents.com Redesigns Website

Phoenix, Ariz. – Onlinecomponents.com recently launched their newly redesigned website.  Dedicated to the belief that Onlinecomponents.com is quickly becoming one of the best ecommerce experiences for the procurement and engineering audience in the electronics industry, Onlinecomponents.com set this version’s strategy around improving the user experience.  By implementing thousands of micro-improvements the team was able to…

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Capturing Sweet Success in S&OP

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is not a new idea, but many organizations report that their efforts have been less than effective. As the saying goes, though, when you get lemons, it's a good time to make lemonade. That is, rather than a point of failure, S&OP improvement offers an opportunity for great improvement. In…

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ERA Names New CEO

The Electronics Representatives Association has announced that Walter E. Tobin has been named as the organization's new Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President. Tobin is an electronics industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and executive/corporate management positions. For the last nine years, he was the corporate vice president…

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