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Sep 22, 2015

The IoT: A Big Deal for Buyers

Charged with sourcing a wider variety of products to power Internet of Things applications, electronic components buyers face new product knowledge....More
Sep 14, 2015

Taking Wearable Tech to the Sporting Arena

If you had any doubts about the market potential of wearable technology, think again; blogger Nadeesha Thewarapperuma writes about the newest in....More
Sep 01, 2015

Purchasing and the New ISO9001 Revision

Global supply chains and industry’s growing reliance on technology drive change in the quality movement....More
Aug 26, 2015

Mining for Data in the Supply Chain

From procurement to IT, information is the key to improving jobs, departments, and entire organizations....More
Aug 14, 2015

Excess Electronics and Space Debris

Blogger Nadeesha Thewarapperuma draws parallels between a new satellite designed to capture and destroy space debris and the need for buyers to....More
Aug 10, 2015

Cutting Excess Government Spend with Outsourced Procurement

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....More
Jul 22, 2015

Digi-Key’s Mark Larson Talks Industry Change

What has changed the most in the world of electronic components distribution? Service, says the longtime leader of Digi-Key Electronics, who stepped....More
Jul 06, 2015

For the Electronics Supply Chain, Lackluster Growth Won’t Last Forever

The electronic components industry has gotten off to a rocky start this century, but the road ahead is full of opportunities....More
May 13, 2015

Will Amazon Drive a Better B2B Online Experience?

The online retail giant’s newest attempt to grab a bigger piece of the B2B pie may have its greatest impact on how traditional suppliers shape the....More
Apr 21, 2015

Electronics Industry Readies for EDS

Manufacturers and suppliers of electronic components will connect at the Electronics Distribution Show, May 12-15 in Las Vegas, with celebrity....More
Apr 14, 2015

High-Tech Markets Evolve in Asia

Electronica China 2015: maturing Chinese market growth and Asian tech expansion spell opportunity for global semiconductor industry....More
Apr 08, 2015

Top Distributors Grow More than 7%

The 2015 Top 50 report is just a few weeks away; preliminary results show the Top 10 companies account for more than $77 billion in sales of....More
Feb 25, 2015

Making Software a Priority for Buyers3

Advocates say spend management software adds value to the supply channel, especially as OEMs and contract manufacturers seek to reduce costs and as....More
Feb 09, 2015

What Did CES Reveal about 2015 Markets?2

Connected events, data, and devices are the theme for 2015, as communication, automotive, and wearable technology markets hold the most promise for....More
Jan 21, 2015

The Realities of Global Pricing

Buyers’ desire for “world wide pricing” continues to spur a healthy dialogue throughout the supply channel....More

Victoria Kickham

Victoria Kickham is the distribution editor for Electronic Design magazine, SourceESB and, where she covers issues related to the electronics supply chain. Victoria started out...
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