Component Sense Blog

Author: Kenny McGee

Stock Rebalancing for Electronics EMS and OEM companies.

Stock Rebalancing for Electronics EMS and OEM companies.
Most branded products these days are built by Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) or Contract Manufacturing Services (CMS) companies. These products carry the names of the Worlds most famous brands like Apple, Blackberry, Ducati, Toshiba, Siemens etc. Many of our favourite products, whilst conceived and designed by the recognised branded company are actually produced in volume by one of the top EMS or CEM manufacturing companies. Foxcon, Flextronics, Celestica, Jabil and Wistron are some of the biggest players in the EMS/CEM market place. Very large volume product, mobile phones, for example, may be built by several different companies simultaneously, perhaps with...

Have you ever wondered how your pricing compares to best in class?

Have you ever wondered how your pricing compares to best in class?
We have developed a tool for you that does just that! Simply upload your BOM (Bill of Material) with cost prices to our system and we will analyse it for you. Our free analysis delivers a beautifully detailed graph showing where your pricing lies when compared to the wider market. In one easy step, you can identify the parts you are buying well and also those that need urgent attention. As an added benefit we can also alert you to potential cost savings via our unique InPlant program. Follow @kennymcgee_cs

Risk Free Cost Reduction for Electronic Manufacturing

Risk Free Cost Reduction for Electronic Manufacturing
In times of Olde (Pre 2005) smart buyers were always looking to Brokers to help them save money on their Bill of Materials (BOM). Accessing someone else's excess stock was a great way to buy for less. A motivated seller is often prepared to take a loss on their stock creating a bargain for you, the buyer. In recent years, this has become fraught with danger. Cost reduction without Risk! Many OEM and EMS companies now only look to brokers for desperate situations caused by a line down or obsolescence. The curse that is counterfeit parts has created enough doubt...

Creation of Component Sense - a story from the trenches

Creation of Component Sense - a story from the trenches
And Component Sense was born… There was an unprecedented explosion in the electronics industry from 1999 to the end of the year 2000. Kenny our CEO was working in broadline electronic component distribution at the time and soon after created Component Sense. We have captured in this blog entry some of the key events of this exciting time and how they came to influence the values and ethos of Component Sense. It may also prove useful as lessons from the past can help us deal with the challenges of the future. "Some of the best lessons we ever learn are...

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