Supply Chain Will Feel Impact of Hong Kong Airport Protests

SHENZHEN, China — A two-day shut down of Hong Kong International Airport forced the cancellation of hundreds of passenger flights and caused a fair amount of anxiety in the electronics supply chain. However, as of August 15th, passenger flights had returned to normal and supply-chain pressure had eased. The negative impact on imports, exports and…

Details

Air Cargo Out of Hong Kong ‘On Time’ For Now

The two-day closure of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) had not impacted air cargo as of late Tuesday, although future delays appear inevitable. Given the volume of freight that passes through the airport — 5.1 million metric tons in 2018—any disruption of air traffic can hinder cargo departures. Air freight carriers, including Cathay Pacific, FedEx,…

Details

trade, tariff, mitigation, strategies

7 Strategies for Mitigating the Impact of Tariffs, Part 2

Editor’s note: This is the second of two articles focusing on strategies that mitigate the impact of tariffs on imported goods. Tax and business advisory firm KPMG identified seven successful tactics in its webinar TradeWatch: Section 301 Tariffs; What we’ve Learned in Year One. This article covers recommendations four through seven. The U.S.-China trade war…

Details

Mouser & Superior Sensor Technology Ink Global Deal

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announces a global distribution agreement with Superior Sensor Technology, a leader in application-specific pressure sensors. Through the agreement, Mouser will add Superior Sensor Technology’s differential low-pressure sensors to its sensor line card. The Superior Sensor Technology product line available from Mouser…

Details

Turner and Meadmore Appointed to Farnell’s Global Leadership Team

Farnell, the Development Distributor, has strengthened its product organization with appointments into two key roles on its Leadership Team. Lee Turner has been appointed as Global Head of Semiconductors & Single Board Computers and Simon Meadmore has been appointed as Global Head of IP&E (Inter-connect, Passives and Electro-mechanical). Both Lee and Simon will report to…

Details

Looking Ahead: What Servitization Will Look Like In the Second Half

The midpoint of the year not only brings new challenges and opportunities, but also provides the chance to reflect and plan for the months ahead. The fast-approaching servitization-centered economy, where companies will no longer sell just products, instead owning the responsibility for the business outcome those products deliver, will encourage a shift to subscription-based businesses…

Details