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EMS Finance Directors: How to turn your E&O stock back into cash with our tailored In-Plant solution


Is your senior management team committed to driving down excess and obsolete inventory levels? Read on to find out how we can help as Kenny McGee, CEO of Component Sense, highlights how to turn your E&O stock back into cash. Management awareness of the impacts of excess or obsolete (E&O) inventory is vital. Recently the US Supply Chain Resource Cooperative identified a number of characteristics associated with a properly developed excess and obsolete (E&O) inventory strategy published on 20 April 2018 in EPS News. The most obvious of which is.... E&O should...

Electronic Component Allocation - Component Sense Back to the Future Series


Not since the year 2000 have we seen such widespread lead-time growth. What is going on? Back in 2001 when I started in the independent distribution industry I used to tell my clients about the 7 year cycle. This theory was fact based with the data coming from one of the largest franchised, electronic component distributors on the planet. The theory had held strong for over 50 years. The belief was that supply typically outstripped demand for a period of 3-4 years creating a very stable supply situation for the buyer. This would be followed by around 2 years of...

Supply Chain, Back to the Future!


The negative impact of the counterfeit threat has hit OEM and EMS companies hard. For many, cost reduction through clever sourcing is no longer an option as it is deemed too risky. How did this happen? I started out in the electronics business 32 years ago serving my time as an engineer in the Aerospace sector. Much later, when I joined one of the world's largest Franchised Distributors in 1999 I began to realise that every company I dealt with had a few "brokers" up their sleeve. This allowed them to make PPV or savings on their BOM cost. At...

Cost Reduction Opportunity: DTS 110 CB PRT2S-LF - DTS 110 CB PRT1S-LF Smoke Detector approved Knitter-switch


Knitter-switch Detector switch commonly used in smoke detectors. 5um Gold plating specifically for the fire safety industry. The Knitter-switch DTS110CBPRT2S-LF is the same product as the DTS110CBPRT1S-LF but gold plated to a higher specification. We are selling volume stock of Knitter-switch DTS110CBPRT2S-LF on behalf of a Tier 1 global manufacturer. This stock is fully traceable and guaranteed for 12 months. We can offer you this quality part at exceptional value due to this company's outstanding buying power. Features: These components are off - mom switches designed for minimum 100,000 operations. The Contact rating is 5V DC, 1mA and resistance...

Why you should never sell your excess or obsolete electronic component stock for cash!


You would think, as one of the biggest buyers of Electronic Component stock, that Component Sense would be encouraging you to sell your stock? Generally, our advice is quite the opposite. Our primary motivation is to give you the correct advice. Our growth is built on creating lasting relationships with all of our customers. By delighting you, our customer, and over delivering on service and return, we hope to retain you as a customer for life. The power of our consignment program is the cumulative effect of sales over time. Our consignment program delivers an overall return that is likely...

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