Supply Chain Paralysis: Sometimes the Weather IS to Blame

If it seems like folks in the electronics and global supply chain have been talking about the weather a lot recently, it’s because they have. In the United States alone, record freezing temperatures – not just in regions where you’d expect to see them – in January have had a negative impact on manufacturing-health indices.…

Sourcing Sensors for Hi-Rel Apps

How does a commodity manager source a sensor for high-reliability applications such as medical devices, transportation equipment, or industrial controls? Commodity managers have to deal with several major concerns including cost issues, materials compliance, and availability of supply, while ensuring that they will bring a high quality product to market. One way to ensure that…