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Tier 1 Reverse logistics that really works!

Tier 1 Reverse logistics that really works!
Our InPlantTM system was originally designed for Tier 1 Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) companies but also works very well for particularly large Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) companies too. In simple terms this system allows you to recover all of your cost, and in many cases, you could actually make a profit when disposing of your excess and obsolete materials. Billion dollar sites have incredible buying power. We can use that buying power to make sure you recover all of your cost when selling on your excess. Smaller companies are queuing up to access your traceable stock. There is no cost...

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...

Outright Purchase

Outright Purchase
1. Can you give an overview of what is an outright purchase? Outright Purchase is one of the options we give our customers when they are looking to dispose of Surplus, Excess, Obsolete or Redundant stock. In simple terms, as long as you can provide us with a list of identifiable manufacturers part numbers and quantities then we can give a cash offer for your stock. If you have prices on your system and can provide those too we can value the stock even faster and usually bid, same day. We have a customised pricing system that will value your...

Top Tips on Electronic Components and End-of-Life Buys...

Top Tips on Electronic Components and End-of-Life Buys...
Firstly it is important to differentiate between End-of-Life and obsolete components. End-of-Life (EOL) components are determined by the manufacturer, for example a Freescale part, when they feel the product is at the end of its commercially viable life. Obsolete on the other hand is when the product has gone EOL (past the last time buy date) and can no longer be purchased from direct supply or any franchised source. A manufacturer might decide to make a part EOL for commercial reasons. If the volume of sales for that part are starting to fall it becomes uneconomical to manufacturer. Very large...

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