Deloitte - chief procurement officer survey

Procurement’s Biggest Priorities: Cost, Risk, & New Product Development

Cost reduction, new products/market development, and managing risks continue to be the biggest priorities for procurement leaders, according to Deloitte’s global chief procurement officer (CPO) 2018 report. These leaders also are working to better align procurement and business priorities to deliver value by focusing on strategies such as consolidating spend, reducing total life cycle/ownership costs…

‘Business as Usual’ For Microchip/Microsemi Distributors

Microchip Technology Inc.’s $10.1 billion acquisition of Microsemi Corp. will not have a short-term impact on the suppliers’ distribution relationships, Microchip chairman and CEO Steve Sanghi told analysts last week. Microchip conducts business with many of Microsemi’s distributors, he added, and post-merger channel relationships will be jointly evaluated after the deal is closed. For the…

How Avnet Manages Small Customers With Big Ideas

Avnet Inc. has wasted little time in leveraging new and existing design assets to reach up-and-coming businesses. The distributor’s acquisition of Premier Farnell, Hackster.io and Dragon Innovation has enabled the often-unwieldy global organization to support the makers and entrepreneurs that could be developing the next must-have computing, communication or consumer device. Broadline distributors such as…

Resilinc supply chain disruptions – top 5 SC events

Resilinc: Supply Chain Disruptions Nearly Doubled in 2017

Supply chain disruptions globally nearly doubled in 2017, according to Resilinc’s annual report. The analysis covers incidents by risk type, industry, geography, and disruption potential, highlighting global supply chain risks for 2018. The 2017 EventWatch Supply Chain Disruption Annual Report finds the increased disruptions potentially impacted 32 percent of S&P 500 companies over the past…

The Case for Further Distribution Consolidation

The electronics component distribution market is straining under severe margin pressures that are bound to persist until businesses in the sector come to terms with one harsh reality: there are too many of them. Further consolidation of the sector is necessary if surviving distributors are to reap the full benefits of restructuring actions undertaken in…

E2open Acquires Two CDM Providers

E2open, the one place in the cloud to run your supply chain, today announced that it has acquired Channel Data Management (CDM) providers, Birch Worldwide and Entomo. These acquisitions further strengthen E2open’s CDM capabilities, providing organizations the most comprehensive platform in the market to improve sales channel performance. “E2open is committed to being the leader…