Outsourcing plays an important role in a lean procurement strategy and is proving to be the antidote to excess spending in both the public and private sectors—when done as part of a thoughtful, strategic process....More
Harnessing the power of the Internet of Things means identifying the hottest potential markets for design engineers, getting the right products to engineering and production in a timely manner, and laying the groundwork for better connectivity in manufacturing environments....More
Many electronics buyers and distributors are keeping a watchful eye on Amazon.com after the Internet-based retailer announced earlier in the year it had established its Amazon Business division.
The BTB site is selling a variety of business-related products, including electronic components. Many distributors wonder to what degree Amazon’s efforts to expand into components will affect distribution and the electronics supply chain in general....More
Suppliers cite slowly growing demand for online ordering capabilities, but point to staples such as personalized service, fabrication capabilities, and fast delivery when it comes to serving manufacturing customers....More