5 Areas Engineers Impact Procurement

In putting together the slides for a technical review, I realized that two thirds of the staff at Lytica have technical degrees; mostly electrical engineering but also computer science, mathematics and related fields. While not a total surprise, it is unusual to have this technical depth in a supply chain company and it is also…

Stable Lead Times Ahead for Magnetic Components

Buyers who are purchasing magnetic components can expect stable lead times and pricing throughout the remainder of the year. At least that is the consensus of inductor and transformer suppliers that I’ve chatted with over the past few weeks. Although a few inductor suppliers noted rising demand over the past quarter, which has resulted in…

Modest Movement in August Lead Times & Pricing

Component pricing and lead times remain stable in the month of August, with a few exceptions. Similar to July, lead times for discretes and memory continue to inch up, according to Avnet Inc.’s most recent Market and Technology Trends report. Pricing is moving up slightly in discretes as suppliers see increased booking rates on most…

Cost Reduction Doesn’t Have to Be Painful

Opportunity for cost reduction exists in all companies. Lytica’s analytic tools were conceived to focus on cost reduction for commercial component purchases but are also proving effective in reducing overhead activity associated with their cost reduction. Our customers are finding that they can significantly reduce the amount of activity required to get significant savings by…