Independent Distribution Providing Lower Lead Times and Costs – Reducing Supply Chain Complexity

With a heightened demand for electronics rapidly increasing among all industry sectors, the global supply chain has struggled to meet manufacturers’ requirements, causing lines down and slowed time-to-market. Interestingly, over the past two years, the topic of the supply chain has become so prevalent that people with little understanding of what a supply chain is now know about supply chains.

Prices and lead times for materials from semiconductors to indirect materials required to manufacture electronics continue to soar, leaving executives focused on their supply chains.

Oden Technologies 2021 State of Manufacturing report indicates that the supply chain is a priority for most manufacturing executives. Survey respondents of the State of Manufacturing report revealed 71% are redesigning their supply chains, and 58% are increasing their supplier base while also stating their most significant challenges were certifying new suppliers (67%) and onboarding them (57%).

Now more than ever is the time for manufacturers to explore reinventing their supply chains with multi-source strategies, designing alternative components to overcome allocation challenges, and developing relationships with independent distributors who offer greater flexibility and stability for their supply chains.

Independent Distributors such as IBS Electronics Group with ISO:9001, AS9120B, and AS6081 certified quality management systems could provide access to a seamless global network unleashing a robust worldwide marketplace and effectively adapting dynamically to the market conditions to reduce supply chain complexity. This enables manufacturers to procure the entirety of their bill of materials from a network of suppliers delivered by one certified source. This independent distribution model is greatly aiding manufacturers in overcoming the biggest challenges of certifying and onboarding multiple suppliers restricted by limited product portfolios or territory.

Here are three qualifications the most influential independent distributor will offer:

  1. Certified Quality Management System
  2. Value engineering for introducing pin-to-pin alternative components
  3. Global presence for optimal supply chain efficiency

By creating an integrated supply chain with manufacturers and suppliers, IBS Electronics has become a seamless extension of operations worldwide, delivering “Best in Class” processes, information, technology, tools, and people.

As a customer and people-centric organisation, IBS customers experience dedicated support and endless possibilities from vendor consolidation to value engineering resulting in improved supply chain visibility and multi-source strategies building resilience, regardless of geography, cost point, technology, or market demand, providing lower lead times and alternatives. Discover endless possibilities and reinvent your supply chain.