Global Purchasing http://globalpurchasing.com/rss.xml en Mouser Launches Security Applications Site http://globalpurchasing.com/news/mouser-launches-security-applications-site <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New security resource adds to distributor’s applications and technologies resources for engineers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/mouser-launches-security-applications-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/mouser-launches-security-applications-site#comments Distributors Top 50 Electronics Distributors News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:45:00 +0000 8821 at http://globalpurchasing.com Heard in the Channel: New Books for Purchasing Professionals http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-new-books-purchasing-professionals <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Titles focus on negotiation and strategy; plus news from Allied Electronics, Avnet, International Rectifier, and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-new-books-purchasing-professionals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-new-books-purchasing-professionals#comments Distributors Features Supply Chain Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:22:00 +0000 8811 at http://globalpurchasing.com Top 50 Distributors 2014 - #22 Steven Engineering INC. http://globalpurchasing.com/rankings-research/top-50-distributors-2014-22-steven-engineering-inc <div class="node-body article-body">Top 50 Distributors 2014 - #22 Steven Engineering INC. Established in 1975, Steven Engineering is California and Northern Nevada's largest distributor of industrial controls and components. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/rankings-research/top-50-distributors-2014-22-steven-engineering-inc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/rankings-research/top-50-distributors-2014-22-steven-engineering-inc#comments Rankings & Research Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:49:00 +0000 8801 at http://globalpurchasing.com 2014 Salary Survey .PDF download http://globalpurchasing.com/datasheet/2014-salary-survey-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p><img align="right" src="http://globalpurchasing.com/site-files/globalpurchasing.com/files/uploads/2014/10/salary_survey_cover.PNG" width="200" />Purchasing professionals fare better in 2014 as salaries increase more than expected, but the industry is following the national trend toward low salary increases and a greater emphasis on variable pay programs.</p> <div> <strong>Register or Sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/datasheet/2014-salary-survey-pdf-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Value-Add Gold Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:56:00 +0000 8791 at http://globalpurchasing.com E-commerce a Way of Life for B2B Buyers http://globalpurchasing.com/news/e-commerce-way-life-b2b-buyers <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Business-to-business commerce increasingly resembles consumer e-commerce activity, as more buyers complete purchases online—even major ones, new study shows.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/e-commerce-way-life-b2b-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/e-commerce-way-life-b2b-buyers#comments Supply Chain News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:32:00 +0000 8781 at http://globalpurchasing.com Supplying the Education Market http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/supplying-education-market <div class="field-byline"> Victoria Fraza Kickham, Distribution Editor </div> <div class="field-deck"> Avnet steps into the education arena with Rorke Global Solutions, tying components, embedded systems, and a new slate of products and services together to serve a transforming market. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New education standards and goals are causing school systems nationwide to take bold steps into the world of high technology. Some supply chain companies have decided it’s time to walk with them, introducing the education market to a </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/supplying-education-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/supplying-education-market#comments Electronics Latest News Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:39:00 +0000 8771 at http://globalpurchasing.com Cautious Optimism Prevails in Industrial Sector http://globalpurchasing.com/industrial/cautious-optimism-prevails-industrial-sector <div class="field-byline"> Joe Nowlan, Contributing Editor </div> <div class="field-deck"> Industrial distributors remain upbeat, but cautious about supplier management, new technology, and other issues. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industrial distributors are more upbeat these days as the economy slowly improves and business shows signs of growth—but business leaders say there are still some areas of concern.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/industrial/cautious-optimism-prevails-industrial-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/industrial/cautious-optimism-prevails-industrial-sector#comments Industrial Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:10:00 +0000 8761 at http://globalpurchasing.com Heard in the Channel : Avnet Exec to Address Procurement Conference http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-avnet-exec-address-procurement-conference <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Avnet’s Lalit Wadhwa to talk about using metrics to meet procurement objectives; plus news from Qualtek, Vision Components, ECIA, and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-avnet-exec-address-procurement-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-avnet-exec-address-procurement-conference#comments Distributors Features Supply Chain Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:15:00 +0000 8751 at http://globalpurchasing.com 2014 Salary Survey: Purchasing Salaries Rise, but Incentive Pay Takes Over http://globalpurchasing.com/salarysurvey <div class="node-body article-body">Purchasing professionals fare better in 2014 as salaries increase more than expected, but the industry is following the national trend toward low salary increases and a greater emphasis on variable pay programs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/salarysurvey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/salarysurvey#comments Features Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:59:00 +0000 8741 at http://globalpurchasing.com Subscribe to Newsletters http://globalpurchasing.com/newsletters/signup <div class="node-body page-body">Sign up for our newsletters. View sample issues.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/newsletters/signup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:38:19 +0000 8731 at http://globalpurchasing.com Distributor to Sponsor Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/distributor-sponsor-bitcoin-st-petersburg-bowl <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body">America II will sponsor the college football post-season game in St. Petersburg, Florida. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/distributor-sponsor-bitcoin-st-petersburg-bowl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/distributor-sponsor-bitcoin-st-petersburg-bowl#comments Electronics Latest News Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:31:00 +0000 8711 at http://globalpurchasing.com Courtesy of America II Heard in the Channel: Security and IoT to Headline Electronica Next Month http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-security-and-iot-headline-electronica-next-month <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Electronica presents workshops on security solutions for the networked world to address concerns amid rising popularity of IoT market; plus news from Mouser, Allied, and TTI. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electronica presents workshops on security solutions for the networked world to address concerns amid rising popularity of IoT market; plus news from Mouser, Allied, and TTI.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-security-and-iot-headline-electronica-next-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-security-and-iot-headline-electronica-next-month#comments Electronics Features Distributor News Consumer Electronics Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:58:00 +0000 8701 at http://globalpurchasing.com Courtesy of Electronica Outsourcing means fewer choices for buyers in North America http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/outsourcing-means-fewer-choices-buyers-north-america <div class="node-body blog-body">Off shoring has led to consolidation in the North American supply base—and a shrinking pool of sources for the purchasing department.</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/outsourcing-means-fewer-choices-buyers-north-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/outsourcing-means-fewer-choices-buyers-north-america#comments Blogs Supply Chain Strategic Purchasing Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:36:00 +0000 8691 at http://globalpurchasing.com Eaton Takes New Anti-Counterfeit Measures http://globalpurchasing.com/news/eaton-takes-new-anti-counterfeit-measures <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Power management company introduces laser-etched labels for circuit breakers to help authenticate parts, combat counterfeiting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/eaton-takes-new-anti-counterfeit-measures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/eaton-takes-new-anti-counterfeit-measures#comments Counterfeit News Resources Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:46:00 +0000 8681 at http://globalpurchasing.com GPI up nearly 2% in September http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/gpi-nearly-2-september <div class="node-body article-body">Business confidence continues to rise among buyers of electronic components as Global Purchasing Index hits 9-month high.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/gpi-nearly-2-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/gpi-nearly-2-september#comments Latest News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:41:00 +0000 8671 at http://globalpurchasing.com The Hitchhiker's Guide on How to Buy FPGA http://globalpurchasing.com/blogs/hitchhikers-guide-how-buy-fpga <div class="node-body article-body"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="595"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" style="padding-bottom: 5px;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/CK551NGecU8" width="560"></iframe></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>The human brain can make 100 trillion calculations per second. Why then do we so enjoy watching things in slow motion? Seductively cascading waterfalls, slow motion fireworks, soda and ice cubes tumbling into a tall glass. It&#39;s all an eye candy menagerie with mass appeal.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/blogs/hitchhikers-guide-how-buy-fpga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blogs/hitchhikers-guide-how-buy-fpga#comments Blogs Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:12:00 +0000 8661 at http://globalpurchasing.com Heard in the Channel: Paper and Packaging Prices on the Rise http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-paper-and-packaging-prices-rise <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Buyers advised to shop around for the best price as prices for corrugated boxes, fiber packaging, and packaging services increase through 2017; plus, news from Avnet, SPI, Tooling U-SME, ISRI, element14, and Rutronik.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-paper-and-packaging-prices-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-paper-and-packaging-prices-rise#comments Distributors Features Supply Chain Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:49:00 +0000 8631 at http://globalpurchasing.com Global Growth Supports European Markets http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/global-growth-supports-european-markets <div class="node-body blog-body">Steady, sustainable demand for electronic components and semiconductors worldwide is having a positive impact in Europe, where automotive, automation, and embedded markets are driving growth.</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/global-growth-supports-european-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/global-growth-supports-european-markets#comments Blogs Supply Chain Supply Chain Trends Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:37:00 +0000 8621 at http://globalpurchasing.com War on Counterfeit http://globalpurchasing.com/counterfeit/war-counterfeit <div class="node-body article-body">5 ways the fight against counterfeit electronic components is evolving.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/counterfeit/war-counterfeit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/counterfeit/war-counterfeit#comments Counterfeit Distributors Counterfeit Military-Aerospace Supply Chain Resources Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:37:00 +0000 8611 at http://globalpurchasing.com Paper and Packaging Prices on the Rise http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/paper-and-packaging-prices-rise <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Buyers advised to shop around for the best price and use supplier competition to their advantage as prices for corrugated boxes, fiber packaging, and packaging services increase through 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/paper-and-packaging-prices-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/latest-news/paper-and-packaging-prices-rise#comments Latest News Manufacturer News Industrial Supply Chain Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:13:00 +0000 8601 at http://globalpurchasing.com Courtesy John Moore/Getty Images Wanted: Common-Sense Procurement Practices http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/wanted-common-sense-procurement-practices <div class="node-body blog-body">Now is the time for government agencies to develop better relationships with the semiconductor industry and employ purchasing practices that make a difference in the fight against counterfeit parts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/eye-counterfeit">Eye on Counterfeit </a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/wanted-common-sense-procurement-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/wanted-common-sense-procurement-practices#comments Counterfeit Community Eye on Counterfeit Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:42:00 +0000 8581 at http://globalpurchasing.com Heard in the Channel: Manufacturing Continues Steady Growth Through 2016 http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-manufacturing-continues-steady-growth-through-2016 <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Report from MAPI points to energy, construction, transportation, and medical as key growth industries; plus news from Avnet, Mouser, Peerless Electronics, and Anixter. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-manufacturing-continues-steady-growth-through-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-manufacturing-continues-steady-growth-through-2016#comments Distributors Features Industrial Supply Chain Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:21:00 +0000 8561 at http://globalpurchasing.com Courtesy of Peerless Electronics Energy Markets, Value-Added Services Drive PT Success http://globalpurchasing.com/features/energy-markets-value-added-services-drive-pt-success <div class="field-byline"> By Joe Nowlan, Contributing Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Supply chain companies remain upbeat about power transmission market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/energy-markets-value-added-services-drive-pt-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/energy-markets-value-added-services-drive-pt-success#comments Distributors Features Industrial Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:34:00 +0000 8551 at http://globalpurchasing.com Top 50 Distributors 2014 - #35 Air Electro http://globalpurchasing.com/top-50-electronics-distributors/top-50-distributors-2014-35-air-electro <div class="node-body article-body">The Top 50 Distributors #35 - Air Electro, established in 1952 Air Electro is a recognized worldwide leader in the distribution, assembly and manufacturing of electrical connectors, contacts and related accessories. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/top-50-electronics-distributors/top-50-distributors-2014-35-air-electro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/top-50-electronics-distributors/top-50-distributors-2014-35-air-electro#comments Top 50 Electronics Distributors Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:48:00 +0000 8541 at http://globalpurchasing.com Manufacturing to Grow 4% in 2015 http://globalpurchasing.com/manufacturer-news/manufacturing-grow-4-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Quarterly industrial outlook calls for steady growth through 2016, as energy infrastructure, construction, transportation equipment, and medial markets spur growth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/manufacturer-news/manufacturing-grow-4-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/manufacturer-news/manufacturing-grow-4-2015#comments Manufacturer News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:56:00 +0000 8531 at http://globalpurchasing.com Strong Gains in Plastics Industry http://globalpurchasing.com/news/strong-gains-plastics-industry <div class="field-byline"> Global Purchasing Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">2013 gains in plastics machinery demand is sustained through first half of 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/news/strong-gains-plastics-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/news/strong-gains-plastics-industry#comments Industrial News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:18:00 +0000 8521 at http://globalpurchasing.com Living Connected at ECIA’s Executive Conference http://globalpurchasing.com/features/living-connected-ecia-s-executive-conference <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="field-deck"> Electronics distributors, manufacturers meet October 26-28 for industry conference featuring experts on all things “connected,” including wearable technology, advances in sensors, and more. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Next month, the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) will hold its annual Executive Conference at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Chicago. The conference takes place from October 26-28 and will give industry professionals the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and prepare their businesses for the future. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/living-connected-ecia-s-executive-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/living-connected-ecia-s-executive-conference#comments Features Consumer Electronics Technology Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:45:00 +0000 8451 at http://globalpurchasing.com Courtesy of Scott Olson/Getty Images Heard in the Channel: MasterCard and Basware Offer Solution to Improve On-Time B2B Payments http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-mastercard-and-basware-offer-solution-improve-time-b2b-payments <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="field-deck"> New payment system streamlines buyer-supplier pay cycle; plus, news from RS Components, Rutronik, TTI, and Mouser. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">MasterCard and Basware have introduced Basware Pay to connect buyer and supplier payment processes and allow working capital optimization. The new process stems from the rate at which businesses admit to delaying payments to suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-mastercard-and-basware-offer-solution-improve-time-b2b-payments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/features/heard-channel-mastercard-and-basware-offer-solution-improve-time-b2b-payments#comments Features Distributor News Consumer Electronics Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:35:00 +0000 8511 at http://globalpurchasing.com Courtesy of TTI RS Components Site Adds an IoT Area http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/rs-components-site-adds-iot-area <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The new Internet of Things area in RS Components’ Design Centre features blogs and articles written by partners, community members, and industry experts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/rs-components-site-adds-iot-area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/distributor-news/rs-components-site-adds-iot-area#comments Distributor News Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:43:00 +0000 8491 at http://globalpurchasing.com <p>The new Internet of Things (IoT) area on Design Spark.&nbsp;</p> Can Deflation Forever Be The Norm For Passive Components? http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/can-deflation-forever-be-norm-passive-components <div class="node-body blog-body">They’re not gold or diamonds, but passives are fundamental to any electronic circuit—yet they continue to buck the inflationary trend of the overall 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/can-deflation-forever-be-norm-passive-components" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://globalpurchasing.com/blog/can-deflation-forever-be-norm-passive-components#comments Blogs Distributors Supply Chain Trends Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:00:00 +0000 8481 at http://globalpurchasing.com