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05.12.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

btnBack.pngVictoria KickhamGlobal Purchasing Index remains in positive territory, but buyers surveyed report weaker confidence, as the index falls 12% compared to March.

Electronics Buyers Optimistic, But Report Slowdown in April.

Buyers of electronic components remained optimistic in April, though their business confidence slowed compared to the first quarter of the year, according to the Global Purchasing Index report for April....Continue Reading >>
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03.19.2015 // Mike McGuire in: Industry Conditions

btnBack.pngMike McGuireAerospace products tend to fall into three broad categories – general aviation, commercial aviation and military. In recent years, all have seen challenges for manufacturers, suppliers and distributors as they try to match production and inventories with orders and pipelines in an economy lurching toward recovery from the Great Recession and impacted by the U.S. government sequestration. These events showcased the need for buyers and engineers to tightly embrace the fundamentals of sourcing aerospace components.

The first rule of sourcing is to build a secure and long-term relationship with your distribution partners....Continue Reading >>
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04.23.2015 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Industry Conditions

btnBack.pngBarbara JorgensenThe regulatory environment for the electronics industry continues to become more complex. As U.S.-based companies conduct more business internationally, they face environmental and trade directives that vary from region to region. Although electronics OEMs are ultimately responsible for compliance to these rules, they expect their supply chain partners to fully support their efforts. Distribution, which is a vital link between component suppliers and their customers, has to keep abreast of the regulations that affect their suppliers as well as their OEM and EMS customers....Continue Reading >>btnForward.png

05.21.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates tracks sales and profits in 13 market sectors. Based on the 120 companies it follows, More...

05.21.2015 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

When you were a kid in school did you ever sit in class when the teacher brought up the subject of a More...

05.19.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

A look at lead time trends, vendor revenues and raw material pricing in the worldwide passive electronic More...

05.21.2015 // John Sandy in: TTI Insights

It is a simple question companies are required to ask and, depending on the direction of the latest appellate More...

03.19.2015 // Mike McGuire in: TTI Insights

Aerospace products tend to fall into three broad categories – general aviation, commercial aviation and More...

01.21.2015 // Michael Knight in: Supply Chain

Though not the company’s principal growth driver, acquisitions do contribute greatly to not only to new More...


05.28.2015 // Michael Schwert in: Switches & Relays

Total reported sales for all switch categories in Europe for Q4 of 2014 were 8% below the previous quarter More...

05.27.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

May ‘Flash” PMI Leading Indicators; 1Q’15 Global Electronic Supply Chain “Final” Growth Rates; Japan More...

05.21.2015 // John Sandy in: TTI Insights

It is a simple question companies are required to ask and, depending on the direction of the latest appellate More...

05.21.2015 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Industry Conditions

Bishop & Associates tracks sales and profits in 13 market sectors. Based on the 120 companies it follows, More...

05.20.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

Significantly Revised Data for U.S. Electronic Equipment Shipments, Orders and Inventories; China/Taiwan More...

05.19.2015 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

A look at lead time trends, vendor revenues and raw material pricing in the worldwide passive electronic More...

05.13.2015 // Walt D. Custer in: Industry Conditions

1Q’15 Electronic Supply Chain Growth by Sector; April Leading Indicators by Key Country; March Semiconductor More...

05.12.2015 // Victoria Kickham in: Industry Conditions

Global Purchasing Index remains in positive territory, but buyers surveyed report weaker confidence, More...

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