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Distributors grow inventory to win new business

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Some distributors have increased inventory levels of new and old components as well as components that are in short supply. Some electronics distributors have been aggressive about increasing inventory levels over the last two years as a way of attracting new business and increasing business with existing OEM and electronics manufacturing services customers. In some … Read more

Coronavirus causes sourcing headaches for buyers

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The coronavirus pandemic has led to tighter supply and higher prices for some components including multilayer ceramic capacitors. Shutdowns and slowdowns in production of electronic components and other manufacturing materials in China caused by the outbreak of coronavirus has resulted in longer lead times, shortages and price increases for some electronic components. Industry analysts, distributors … Read more

Why purchasing is the CEM’s secret weapon

From creating quotes to managing component obsolescence and end of life, ES discovers how Nemco’s purchasing team plays a vital role, adding value through effective supply chain managemen How does Nemco’s purchasing team assist new clients? As soon as we receive an enquiry, a dialogue is opened between the customer and the quotes team where … Read more

Buyers can expect tighter supply, higher prices for MLCCs in the second half of 2020

The good news is that supply conditions will not worsen to 2018 levels when many multilayer ceramic capacitors went on allocation. Purchasers can expect supply of multiplayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) to be ample in the first half of the year, but supply will likely tighten and lead times could stretch in the third and fourth … Read more

Distributors are optimistic about future growth in North American

Many electronics distributors expect to post single-digit sales growth over the next five years as more electronics are used in more systems and products. It’s no secret that over the past 15 years, many North American electronics distributors have gone global expanding operations to Europe and Asia to service customers that have migrated manufacturing outside … Read more