Global Purchasing http://globalpurchasing.com/rss.xml en PEI-Genesis Acquires Precision Connector Manufacturer http://globalpurchasing.com/news/pei-genesis-acquires-precision-connector-manufacturer <div class="field-deck"> Distributor acquires FilConn, enhancing its design and value-added capabilities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Distributor acquires FilConn, enhancing its design and value-added capabilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/pei-genesis-acquires-precision-connector-manufacturer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/pei-genesis-acquires-precision-connector-manufacturer#comments Medical Military-Aerospace Distributor News Energy Industrial News Tue, 03 May 2016 20:09:00 +0000 16051 at http://globalpurchasing.com Another Slow-Growth Year, Say Top Distributors http://globalpurchasing.com/electronics/another-slow-growth-year-say-top-distributors <div class="field-byline"> Victoria Fraza Kickham </div> <div class="field-deck"> Technology, lackluster growth shape leading electronic components distributors’ business strategies in 2016. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The electronic components industry’s largest players expect another slow-growth year, though they say the outlook calls for an improvement over 2015....</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/electronics/another-slow-growth-year-say-top-distributors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/electronics/another-slow-growth-year-say-top-distributors#comments Electronics Distributors Distributor News Consumer Electronics Rankings & Research Community Mon, 02 May 2016 20:31:00 +0000 15611 at http://globalpurchasing.com Distributors Launch New Projects http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/distributors-launch-new-projects <div class="field-byline"> Victoria Fraza Kickham </div> <div class="field-deck"> Element14 launches Pi IoT challenge, Mouser announces newest Empowering Innovation Together series. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Distributors of electronic components continued to add to their service and resource offerings as spring got into full swing...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/distributors-launch-new-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/distributors-launch-new-projects#comments Distributor News Mon, 02 May 2016 20:27:00 +0000 15991 at http://globalpurchasing.com Industry 4.0 in Practice http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/industry-40-practice <div class="node-body blog-body">Creating a more seamless supply chain via existing standards and technologies is the key to helping customers create smarter manufacturing facilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/supply-chain-trends">Supply Chain Trends</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/industry-40-practice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/industry-40-practice#comments Supply Chain Supply Chain Trends Mon, 02 May 2016 18:49:00 +0000 15981 at http://globalpurchasing.com Preview: Top Distributors Report Modest Outloook http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/preview-top-distributors-report-modest-outloook <div class="node-body blog-body">The industry’s largest distributors of electronic components stay focused on building business in a tough economic climate, according to our 2016 Top Electronic Components Distributors report, due out May 2.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/supply-chain-trends">Supply Chain Trends</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/preview-top-distributors-report-modest-outloook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/preview-top-distributors-report-modest-outloook#comments Blogs Supply Chain Trends Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:24:00 +0000 15661 at http://globalpurchasing.com Study Finds Pain Points in E-Commerce Implementation http://globalpurchasing.com/news/study-finds-pain-points-e-commerce-implementation <div class="field-deck"> Business leaders cite cost, speed of implementation as key hurdles to developing better e-commerce programs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Business leaders cite cost, speed of implementation as key hurdles to developing better e-commerce programs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/study-finds-pain-points-e-commerce-implementation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/study-finds-pain-points-e-commerce-implementation#comments Supply Chain News Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:44:00 +0000 15621 at http://globalpurchasing.com <p>Courtesy of Thinkstock</p> In Early Spring, Buyers Remain Confident http://globalpurchasing.com/news/early-spring-buyers-remain-confident <div class="field-deck"> Purchasing managers cite higher component prices, positive outlook as second quarter begins. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Purchasing managers cite higher component prices, positive outlook as second quarter begins.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/early-spring-buyers-remain-confident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/early-spring-buyers-remain-confident#comments News Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:52:00 +0000 15421 at http://globalpurchasing.com Manufacturer Adds to Hands-on Training Facility http://globalpurchasing.com/news/manufacturer-adds-hands-training-facility <div class="field-deck"> Eaton expands Experience Center in Houston, adding interactive applications to provide hands-on training for engineers, students, and industrial professionals, with a focus on oil and gas applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Eaton expands Experience Center in Houston, adding interactive applications to provide hands-on training for engineers, students, and industrial professionals, with a focus on oil and gas applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/manufacturer-adds-hands-training-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/manufacturer-adds-hands-training-facility#comments Energy Industrial News Tue, 19 Apr 2016 20:55:00 +0000 15371 at http://globalpurchasing.com <p>Inside Eaton&rsquo;s expanded Experience Center, Houston.</p> Buying Trends: IoT Circuits and Sensors http://globalpurchasing.com/buying-trends/buying-trends-iot-circuits-and-sensors <div class="field-byline"> Bridget McCrea </div> <div class="field-deck"> As the Internet of Things continues to evolve, buyers are seeing lower pricing on the sensors that go into their companies’ IoT devices and equipment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the Internet of Things continues to evolve, buyers are seeing lower pricing on the sensors that go into their companies’ IoT devices and equipment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/buying-trends/buying-trends-iot-circuits-and-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/buying-trends/buying-trends-iot-circuits-and-sensors#comments Buying Trends Consumer Electronics IoT Mon, 18 Apr 2016 18:14:00 +0000 15311 at http://globalpurchasing.com Email Is the Enemy in Electronic Parts Buying http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/email-enemy-electronic-parts-buying <div class="node-body blog-body">Everyone involved in the electronic parts industry knows the pain of email. Sure, it’s the most common way to transmit pricing and availability data, but it’s also a royal pain.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/supply-chain-trends">Supply Chain Trends</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/email-enemy-electronic-parts-buying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/email-enemy-electronic-parts-buying#comments Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Supply Chain Trends Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:59:00 +0000 15281 at http://globalpurchasing.com Industrial Firms Seek Innovation, IoT Solutions http://globalpurchasing.com/features/industrial-firms-seek-innovation-iot-solutions <div class="field-deck"> Slow oil and gas exploration market forces industrial companies to focus on new technologies—especially IoT. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Slow oil and gas exploration market forces industrial companies to focus on new technologies—especially IoT.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/industrial-firms-seek-innovation-iot-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/industrial-firms-seek-innovation-iot-solutions#comments Industrial IoT Features Supply Chain Tue, 12 Apr 2016 19:40:00 +0000 14931 at http://globalpurchasing.com Keeping Up with EOL-Component Needs http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/keeping-eol-component-needs <div class="node-body blog-body">As the pace of innovation heats up, buyers face new challenges in sourcing EOL components.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/supply-chain-trends">Supply Chain Trends</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/keeping-eol-component-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/keeping-eol-component-needs#comments Supply Chain Trends Mon, 11 Apr 2016 20:44:00 +0000 15141 at http://globalpurchasing.com Mouser Expands to South Korea http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/mouser-expands-south-korea <div class="node-body article-body">Distributor opens customer service center in Seoul, Korea, bringing the company total to 22 branches worldwide.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/mouser-expands-south-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/mouser-expands-south-korea#comments Distributor News Supply Chain Fri, 08 Apr 2016 19:25:00 +0000 15091 at http://globalpurchasing.com Buyers Need a Few Good Suppliers http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/buyers-need-few-good-suppliers <div class="node-body blog-body">There are more benefits to supplier base reduction than lower materials costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-purchasing">Strategic Purchasing</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/buyers-need-few-good-suppliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/buyers-need-few-good-suppliers#comments Blogs Buying Trends Electronics Supply Chain Strategic Purchasing Tue, 05 Apr 2016 20:54:00 +0000 15071 at http://globalpurchasing.com Distributor Sponsors IoT Accelerator Program http://globalpurchasing.com/news/distributor-sponsors-iot-accelerator-program <div class="field-byline"> Victoria Fraza Kickham </div> <div class="field-deck"> Element14 joins with Startupbootcamp as a sponsor of its IoT innovation project; aspiring product designers to assemble in London this fall for three-month research project and expo for prospective investors. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electronic components distributor and online community element14 is now an Internet of Things sponsor for Startupbootcamp...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/distributor-sponsors-iot-accelerator-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/distributor-sponsors-iot-accelerator-program#comments Distributor News IoT News Mon, 04 Apr 2016 18:21:00 +0000 15041 at http://globalpurchasing.com 6 Companies Making a Difference in Robotics http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/6-companies-making-difference-robotics-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">Robots get more sophisticated as connectedness and the IoT gain steam; here’s a look at six companies making headway in industrial applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/supply-chain-trends">Supply Chain Trends</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/6-companies-making-difference-robotics-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/6-companies-making-difference-robotics-0#comments Supply Chain Trends Fri, 25 Mar 2016 16:45:00 +0000 14891 at http://globalpurchasing.com Phil Gallagher Joins TTI’s Leadership Team http://globalpurchasing.com/news/phil-gallagher-joins-tti-s-leadership-team <div class="field-deck"> Former Avnet executive joins TTI, Inc. as corporate officer and senior vice president. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Former Avnet executive joins TTI, Inc. as corporate officer and senior vice president.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/phil-gallagher-joins-tti-s-leadership-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/phil-gallagher-joins-tti-s-leadership-team#comments Top 50 Electronics Distributors The Top 50 Distributors News Thu, 24 Mar 2016 16:10:00 +0000 14871 at http://globalpurchasing.com United States Drives Industrial Semiconductor Market http://globalpurchasing.com/news/united-states-drives-industrial-semiconductor-market <div class="field-deck"> Industrial semiconductor market set to grow 8% through 2019. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industrial semiconductor market set to grow 8% through 2019.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/united-states-drives-industrial-semiconductor-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/united-states-drives-industrial-semiconductor-market#comments Industrial News Wed, 23 Mar 2016 20:15:00 +0000 14801 at http://globalpurchasing.com Capital Investment Waiting Game Continues http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/capital-investment-waiting-game-continues <div class="node-body blog-body">New research highlights the importance of capital investment on productivity performance in manufacturing—and follows earlier reports of a continued “stubborn weakness” in capital investment behavior.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/supply-chain-trends">Supply Chain Trends</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/capital-investment-waiting-game-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/capital-investment-waiting-game-continues#comments Blogs Supply Chain Trends Mon, 21 Mar 2016 19:29:00 +0000 14711 at http://globalpurchasing.com Buying Trends: Connector Market Update http://globalpurchasing.com/buying-trends/buying-trends-connector-market-update <div class="field-byline"> Bridget McCrea </div> <div class="field-deck"> Connector prices remain stable so far in 2016, but there could be changes ahead. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Connector prices remain stable so far in 2016, but there could be changes ahead. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/buying-trends/buying-trends-connector-market-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/buying-trends/buying-trends-connector-market-update#comments Buying Trends Electronics Consumer Electronics Industrial Wed, 16 Mar 2016 18:32:00 +0000 14661 at http://globalpurchasing.com (Photo courtesy of TE Connectivity) Suppliers Expand Offerings in Lighting, Development Kits, and More http://globalpurchasing.com/supply-chain/suppliers-expand-offerings-lighting-development-kits-and-more <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Future adds to solid-state lighting solutions with NICHIA partnership, plus news from element14 Avnet, and Heilind Electronics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/supply-chain/suppliers-expand-offerings-lighting-development-kits-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/supply-chain/suppliers-expand-offerings-lighting-development-kits-and-more#comments Distributor News Supply Chain News Tue, 15 Mar 2016 19:47:00 +0000 14651 at http://globalpurchasing.com Mid-Sized Manufacturers Optimistic in 2016 http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/mid-sized-manufacturers-optimistic-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body">New survey of manufacturing execs shows industry confidence outpacing enthusiasm for the U.S. economy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/supply-chain-trends">Supply Chain Trends</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/mid-sized-manufacturers-optimistic-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/mid-sized-manufacturers-optimistic-2016#comments Blogs Industrial Supply Chain Supply Chain Trends Fri, 11 Mar 2016 22:46:00 +0000 14631 at http://globalpurchasing.com Electronic Components Companies Named to “Most Ethical Companies” List http://globalpurchasing.com/news/electronic-components-companies-named-most-ethical-companies-list <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Avnet, Intel, and ON Semiconductor among those named to Ethisphere Institute’s 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies list.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/electronic-components-companies-named-most-ethical-companies-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/electronic-components-companies-named-most-ethical-companies-list#comments Distributors Supply Chain News Thu, 10 Mar 2016 17:30:00 +0000 14621 at http://globalpurchasing.com Rutronik Opens U.S. Warehouse, TLC Adds Personnel http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/rutronik-opens-us-warehouse-tlc-adds-personnel <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">European distributor’s new warehouse serves customers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico; specialty distributor TLC adds to engineering staff and customer service.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/rutronik-opens-us-warehouse-tlc-adds-personnel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/rutronik-opens-us-warehouse-tlc-adds-personnel#comments Distributor News News Wed, 09 Mar 2016 17:38:00 +0000 14591 at http://globalpurchasing.com Purchasing Outlook Improves http://globalpurchasing.com/gpi/purchasing-outlook-improves <div class="field-deck"> Global Purchasing Index rises 3%, as buyers cite stable purchases of electronic components and a slight increase in new orders from customers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Global Purchasing Index rises 3%, as buyers cite stable purchases of electronic components and a slight increase in new orders from customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/gpi/purchasing-outlook-improves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/gpi/purchasing-outlook-improves#comments GPI Wed, 09 Mar 2016 15:32:00 +0000 14581 at http://globalpurchasing.com Buyers Still Optimistic Heading into March http://globalpurchasing.com/buyers-still-optimistic-heading-march <div class="node-body page-body">Global Purchasing Index rises 3%, as buyers cite stable purchases of electronic components and a slight increase in new orders from customers.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/buyers-still-optimistic-heading-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/buyers-still-optimistic-heading-march#comments Article Library Latest News Wed, 09 Mar 2016 15:21:53 +0000 14571 at http://globalpurchasing.com Despite Slowing Growth, New Trends Emerge in China http://globalpurchasing.com/features/despite-slowing-growth-new-trends-emerge-china <div class="field-deck"> Supply chain trends shaping the market in Asia include the growing strength of China’s second-tier ODMs and the emergence of a new class of technology incubators that are making it easier to bring new electronics ideas to market. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Supply chain trends shaping the market in Asia include the growing strength of China’s second-tier ODMs and the emergence of a new class of technology incubators that are making it easier to bring new electronics ideas to market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/despite-slowing-growth-new-trends-emerge-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/despite-slowing-growth-new-trends-emerge-china#comments Features Supply Chain Fri, 04 Mar 2016 20:17:00 +0000 14561 at http://globalpurchasing.com New Buyers Turn to Distributors for Procurement, Design Help http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/new-buyers-turn-distributors-procurement-design-help <div class="node-body blog-body">Distributors traditionally have been important sourcing partners to established second- and third-tier OEMs and electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers....</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-purchasing">Strategic Purchasing</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/new-buyers-turn-distributors-procurement-design-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/new-buyers-turn-distributors-procurement-design-help#comments Blogs Supply Chain Strategic Purchasing Wed, 02 Mar 2016 19:16:00 +0000 14541 at http://globalpurchasing.com Raspberry Pi Foundation Launches IoT-Enabled Pi 3 Model B http://globalpurchasing.com/news/raspberry-pi-foundation-launches-iot-enabled-pi-3-model-b <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> The newest Raspberry Pi is fourth model since the launch of the credit-card-sized programming computer in 2012; features IoT functionality and faster speed. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The newest Raspberry Pi is fourth model since the launch of the credit-card-sized programming computer in 2012; features IoT functionality and faster speed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/raspberry-pi-foundation-launches-iot-enabled-pi-3-model-b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/raspberry-pi-foundation-launches-iot-enabled-pi-3-model-b#comments Distributor News Consumer Electronics IoT News Mon, 29 Feb 2016 15:49:00 +0000 14441 at http://globalpurchasing.com Courtesy of Wikipedia From LEDs to Smart Lighting http://globalpurchasing.com/consumer-electronics/leds-smart-lighting <div class="field-deck"> As LEDs become commoditized, suppliers re-vamp their strategies toward smart lighting solutions that help customers create more advanced, efficient products and systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As LEDs become commoditized, suppliers re-vamp their strategies toward smart lighting solutions that help customers create more advanced, efficient products and systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/consumer-electronics/leds-smart-lighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/consumer-electronics/leds-smart-lighting#comments Consumer Electronics Industrial IoT Features Fri, 26 Feb 2016 16:16:00 +0000 14371 at http://globalpurchasing.com