cloud, digital transformation

Supply Chain Embraces the Cloud to Drive Digital Transformation

Companies managing their supply chain operations face the challenges of growing complexities of the global economy, the continuous rise in e-commerce and increasing customer expectations. To help confront these challenges and keep pace with customers’ needs, companies increasingly understand the importance of digitally transforming their supply chain to increase flexibility, visibility and reduce costs. According…

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Fulfillment Tips for the Holidays – Boost Service & Cut Costs

If your fulfillment team ships all next-day deliveries via overnight carrier services, you are almost certainly overpaying carriers and adding to your cost of distribution. This is especially true during the holidays when consumers’ love of buying electronics goes into hyperdrive. With the holiday shopping season in full swing, electronics remain a top holiday gifting…

Avnet Launches Store on Alibaba’s Chinese B2B Site

Avnet Inc. is expanding its offerings in China by launching a super store on Alibaba Group’s China-focused B2B purchasing and wholesale marketplace 1688.com. Through an alliance with Alibaba Cloud, the electronics distributor will also enable services such as IoT prototyping. As China’s largest wholesale platform for industrial products, 1688.com is home to more than 10…

Bourns Names Digi-Key E-Commerce Distributor of the Year

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced it has selected Digi-Key Electronics as its 2017 North American e-Commerce Distributor of the Year for the second year in a row based on their excellent sales growth and innovative and successful Internet marketing programs. Bourns has been honoring its top-performing distribution partners…

Dätwyler Buys Premier Farnell as Distributors Hope to Gain Scale

Premier Farnell PLC said it has agreed to be purchased by a division of Swiss industrial components distributor Dätwyler Group AG for approximately $867 million, creating a bigger player in the European components distribution industry while putting an end to the saga of one of Britain’s biggest electronics distributors. The transaction is expected to set…

What Mouser ‘s Global Team Learns from its Local Ground Game

E-commerce has effectively demolished the geographic boundaries that used to limit electronics procurement through the distribution channel. Component suppliers authorized distributors to sell their brands in geographic markets to avoid over-distribution and linecard conflicts. The first time a distributor offered all of its brands internationally online tested those boundaries. The supply chain found that expanding…