Sager Electronics Receives ISO 9001:2015 and AS9120B Certifications

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. –  Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components and provider of value-add solutions, announces its certification to the latest industry standards: ISO 9001:2015 and AS9120B. The ISO 9001 quality management system is a tool designed to help organizations improve efficiencies and customer satisfaction. The latest revision, ISO…

10 Ways X-Ray Can Help Identify Counterfeit Parts

There’s no denying that this is a problem on a monumental scale, and it’s only getting worse. Current estimates for the annual loss to the electronics industry due to counterfeit components is north of $5 billion. With rewards that high, it’s no surprise that criminal enterprises are getting more and more sophisticated in their efforts…

Component Shortages Define First Half of 2018…& Beyond

High capacitance base metal electrode multilayered ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs), resistors, semiconductors, graphics cards: the list of electronics products in short supply continues to grow. Component makers, distributors, and OEMs alike are concerned as industry pundits point to the possibility of shortages lasting years.   The reasons are myriad. New and evolving markets, including automotive, defense,…

Distributors & Designers: Partnering in New Ways

It’s a whole new world for those distributing electronics products and those designing them. New business realities and new technologies are both pushing everyone involved in new directions. On the business side, organizations are stretching to develop new products more quickly to remain competitive, while still working with financial constraints. Fortunately, on the business side,…

5 Most Common Warehouse Monsters

Most people wouldn’t call the average warehouse a spooky or scary place, but many are haunted by a variety of monsters that attack business efficiency and kill employee morale.  To experienced supply chain executives, these challenges are more frightening than Frankenstein, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and a horde of ghosts and goblins combined.  Most of…

Best Practices for Order Picking in Distribution

Getting products into hands of the customer quickly and efficiently is quickly moving from a differentiator to table stakes. As expectation of buyers increase, distribution centers must look for new ways to get things done correctly and efficiently.   Consider these realities:    Often, the picking process is the most time-consuming process off all, making…

Resistors in Short Supply: Blame Cars

Historically, resistors (and other passives) get little attention, as they are simply a basic building block in every electronic product rather than a strategic design differentiator. However, in the past six months or so, certain types of resistors have be hard to source, and that’s bad news for electronics OEMs. Both thick film and thin…