to the first edition of the EPS Purchasing Pro newsletter. We know procurement
professionals deal with a constantly changing environment, so EPS is designed to
bring you news and information that's most relevant to what you do. We also hope
it will help you do your job better.
For example, this month, Lytica founder Ken Bradley charts A Better Path to Purchasing
Cost Reduction. Lytica is the developer
of the freebenchmarking.com tool that helps buyers analyze their component
pricing. Douglas Alexander, EPS contributor and component engineer, tackles
Purchasing Ethics: The Lies We
EPS also knows buyers have to choose their partners
carefully, so we've begun profiling leading suppliers and distributors in the
electronics supply chain. This month's selection includes TTI, Mouser, Digi-Key,Jameco, Honeywell and NKK. You might pick up a few things you didn't know about
these companies: Jameco, for example, manufactures its own brand of components
and Digi-Key is moving into the small-production-volume business.
Most of all we know buyers are looking for new product
information. EPS Executive Editor Gina Roos provides her component picks of the
month, and our news ticker and news
wire segments cover new franchises and product agreements. We hope you find our
I also would like to enlist your assistance with a
survey EPS has launched as part of our efforts to gain a better understanding of
the electronics purchasing and procurement community. If you buy or specify
components for a manufacturer, we would like to hear from you. The survey won't
take more than 15 minutes and we will provide an executive summary of the
reports to respondents in addition to entering them into a drawing to win one of
two mini iPads.
Simply click on the following link to get
Please be assured that all answers are completely
confidential and will be used only in combination with others we receive. Your
candid response is critical to the success of this research.
Starting next month, Douglas Alexander will be managing
the EPS Purchasing Pro newsletter. Douglas has a unique style and he's walked a
mile or so in purchasing's shoes. You'll gain a lot of insight in the coming
EPS Managing Editor