Gartner Shares Insight into the Bimodal Supply Chain

Understanding the diverse demands placed on corporations and supply chains by customers in today’s hyper-competitive global marketplace helps shed light on the challenges and opportunities to growth and innovation. Gartner continues to contribute key research to understanding this concept and offers insights that help corporations turn concepts into actionable strategic visions and opportunities. As the…

Electronics Distributors Central to Innovation Ecosystem

The ever-changing dynamics within the electronics supply chain has companies reassessing their role in what has become an expanding ecosystem of product and service providers. Research firm Gartner has been analyzing the shifts within supply chain departments and along the global electronics supply chain itself to understand the dynamics of growth, the emergence of new opportunities…

Semiconductor Consolidation Drives 1H15 M&A

In high-tech “disruptive” is a good thing. Disruption was the driving force behind the majority of the high-technology mergers and acquisitions in the first half of 2015, with acceleration in deal-making during Q2. Corporate technology buyers pushed 2Q15 deals to a record $127.2 billon, which is higher than any quarter since 2000 and up 65…

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Social Media Isn’t Social (Al Said So)

People that have been successful in one career tend to re-create that success in the next—even if the ‘next’ career technically is retirement. Al Maag, former longtime communications officer for Avnet Inc., has published a book drawing from his experiences in life and at global distributor Avnet. Al’s book, Social Media Isn’t Social (SparkPress), on…

How Distribution Can Capitalize on the IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere, and the market opportunities are mind-boggling: 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020. The value of the IoT devices and services market will reach $7 trillion by 2020. The benefits to users are infinite. Is this the “killer app” the high-tech market has been waiting for? The…

Infor Delivers Cloud PLM to Tech Industry

New York, N.Y. – Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 73,000 customers, today announced Infor Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Accelerate, powered by Aras. Initially launched at Inforum 2014 as Infor PLM Innovate, this new PLM solution will provide strong value to automotive, industrial manufacturing, high tech and aerospace & defense customers. The Infor…

High-Tech Growth Prompts UPS Expansion

UPS® (NYSE:UPS) today announced three international facility expansions driven by growing demand from retail and high-tech customers. The moves add nearly 220,000 sq. ft. (about 20,000 sqm) to UPS’s global supply chain network. The newly expanded facilities are located in Krefeld, Germany; Butzbach (near Frankfurt am Main), Germany; and Venlo, Netherlands. UPS, which recently announced…