Smith & Associates Introduces Expansive Supply Chain Service Division

HOUSTON, TX (PRWEB) Smith & Associates, the largest independent distributor of electronic components, today announces the launch of its new supply chain service division, Smith Global Services. This program builds upon Smith's three-plus decades in electronic component distribution to deliver customized service models to partners worldwide. Smith Global Services consists of a suite of supply…

The Year in Review: Dangerous Goods Shipping Regs

The electronics OEMs do their share of preparing, processing, accepting, and handling dangerous goods shipments. And the safety of many people relies on the strength of the supply chain of these organizations. Compliance around documentation and preparing dangerous shipments, though, is a moving target. The only constant is change.  More difficult still is the reality…

EBN’s Top 10 Supply Chain Stories for 2015

From the task of getting metal been dug from mines around the world to electronic component manufacturers to the moment when those components hit store shelves as finished electronic goods, supply chain professionals have been planning and working to make certain things go well.  To that end, best practices around procurement, logistics, sustainability, compliance, and…

Calculating the ROI of Your WMS

In part 1 of this article I outlined five key benefits that a company can expect from a WMS deployment. Here in part 2, I will discuss how a WMS can bring solid ROI performance while being a catalyst for continual improvement.  You have the WMS, so where is the ROI? Getting ROI from a…

Testing for Counterfeits & Quality: The Rise of 3rd-Party Labs Fights Clones

The role of electronic component testing continuously matures and evolves as our historical databases and sophisticated methods of ensuring quality and functionality are improved. Additionally, and unfortunately, the state of counterfeiting also matures and demands more sophisticated testing methods, one of the recent industry discussions has been the rise of clone counterfeit parts. Kirk Wehby,…