As a serious challenge to today’s global electronics supply chain, counterfeiting and gray market diversion of electronics components threaten the integrity of products for manufacturers. Counterfeits and obsolete electronics components contribute t... Read More
Counterfeited components are a major issue for the electronics industry. Not just limited to certain regions or sectors, the issue is a truly global one.
Supply chains that involve independent distributors are the most ‘famous’ for being conta... Read More
Technology and other factors have transformed the underlying dynamics of procurement to the extent that distributor relationships are changing radically.
According to a UPS and analyst firm TNS survey of over 1,500 procurement professionals, changing cus... Read More
For high-tech manufacturers, the name of the game is flexibility. This is a fast-moving industry where the winners are fast and nimble.
Winning organizations are innovative, and they get their products to market quickly. The latter part of that equation r... Read More
What makes one supply chain superior to another? That’s a question that I’veVolumetric Efficiency been mulling over since Apple Inc. announced that the launch of the Apple Watch has been delayed. Once again, Apple is missing a product release because ... Read More
Wearables are expected to play an integral role in the Internet of Things (IoT), but before they do that, they must able to communicate with thousands and possibly millions of different devices.
A wristband that tracks blood pressure, skin temperature, an... Read More
Last week, as customers waited for their much anticipated Apple Watches, the Wall Street Journal reported that delays could be traced to a feared supply chain nightmare: a faulty part. Apple’s supply chain strategy, though, likely mitigated the risk... Read More