What Distributors Can Learn from Retailers

Several years ago, retailers stood at a crossroads: With e-commerce and shifting demographics disrupting the once-storied retail business model, they could either adapt or risk being obsolete. Now, distributors find themselves in the same position: They face the most profound business model shift in decades. Generations of businesses have relied on industrial distributors to ensure…

Shared Data Mitigates Supply Chain Cost of Electronics Counterfeiting

Electronics counterfeiting is gaining attention as evidenced by the recent IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust chaired by Professor Mark Tehranipoor.  More than 250 industry and academic leaders attended the conference to address the growing threat that counterfeit devices are posing to the security of the electronics supply chain.  Inadvertent use of…

Electronics Distributors Need a Marketplace Strategy to Defeat Amazon

Amazon has painted an enormous bullseye on the backs of B2B distributors across numerous verticals, from industrial supply to building materials. The e-commerce giant will eventually move deeper into more complex segments, including electronic components. As previously written, the market for passive components, such as capacitors and resistors, is particularly vulnerable to Amazon’s B2B marketplace…

America II Adds Two Lines to Its Global Partnership

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb) –America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it has signed franchise distribution agreements with two manufacturers. The company added Aven Tools as well as Light in Motion, LLC to its global line card. These latest additions extend the company’s supply chain…

America II Expands Global Line Card with the Addition of Viking Tech America and Xmultiple

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWeb)  America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components and semiconductors, has today announced the expansion of its global line card with the addition of Xmultiple and Viking Tech America. Viking Tech, a leader in the design and manufacturing of Thin-Film / Thick-Film integrated passive devices and…

Are You Inadvertently Disengaging Your Workforce?

Faced with shrinking profit margins, demand volatility, faster turnaround times, capacity or skills gaps, and other market dynamics, today’s distribution and supply chain management (SCM) companies can increase throughput and productivity with a strong engagement strategy. You may be thinking that employee engagement is a fleeting buzzword, or worse, a difficult strategy to execute. Yet…