Use TCO as a Sales Tool Against Offshore Competitors

Sixty percent of companies make offshore-sourcing decisions based on rudimentary metrics, such as wage rate, ex-works price or landed cost, often resulting in a 15 to 30 percent understatement of actual offshoring costs. Inclusion of all relevant factors—overhead, balance sheet, risks, corporate strategy and other external and internal business considerations—provides a better determination of the…

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Mouser Adds More Than 50 New Suppliers

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, added 51 new suppliers to its industry-leading line card in 2018. With a line card approaching 800, these new suppliers provide even more choices to Mouser’s design engineer, component buyer, and procurement agent customer base. With many new embedded suppliers among…

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TTI Stocking New Molex Connectors and Sensata’s 1NT

TTI, Inc., a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, is now stocking MXMag RJ45 Dual Port connectors from Molex. MXMag RJ45 connectors are robust, high-reliability magnetic jacks that provide an option for automated reflow-solder assembly solution designed to meet the stringent of customer demands and cost reduction requirements. Historically RJ-45 connectors with integrated magnetics have…

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electronics distribution, components, sourcing

Sourceability Offers a Unique Model in Electronics Distribution

In a mature market such as electronics distribution, start-ups are rare. Would-be distributors face an abundance of OEM and EMS customers demanding a unique value proposition from their channel partners. Sourceability has spent the last several years investing in a network of global distribution centers Singapore, Hong Kong, and Miami. The company doesn’t call itself an…

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Updated ECIA EIGP 114.2018 Labeling Spec Released

During the second half of 2018, ECIA’s Global Industry Practices Council (GIPC) chartered its Subject Matter Expert Group (SMEG) for Logistics Services, led by Tony Lindgren, Manager of Process Improvement from Digi-Key Electronics, to conduct an electronic component industry review of ECIA EIGP 114 2016, Labeling Specification for Product and Shipment Identification in the Electronics Industry…

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IDC Recognizes TrueCommerce Supply Chain Apps

TrueCommerce, a global provider of trading partner connectivity, integration and unified commerce solutions, has announced today it was positioned in the Leaders category of the IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Multi-Enterprise Supply Chain Commerce Network report. The research states that TrueCommerce offers a broad set of supply chain applications that extend far beyond traditional data transportation.…

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Mouser & Inventek are Global Partners

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announces a global distribution agreement with Inventek Systems, a market leader in full-service wireless and IoT connectivity focused on 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, combo platforms of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth/Bluetooth low energy, and GPS modular IoT platform solutions. Inventek also supports all…

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Reshoring, FDI Trends Add U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

U.S. manufacturing continued to grow in December, but much more slowly than in previous months, according to the Institute for Supply Management. Headwinds included a strong U.S. dollar; trade disputes; dysfunction in Washington, DC, and higher interest rates. Tailwinds included the strength in reshored manufacturing jobs for the last several years. For example, manufacturing jobs via…

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