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Efficient Sourcing for Independent Distributors

Efficient Sourcing for Independent Distributors
Global part searching companies often have to search for hard-to-find and obsolete parts and they will typically have a clearly defined process for doing so. They may search through the many forums that are out there such as: NetCOMPONENTS, Broker Forum, IC Source and many more Asian based platforms. There are also companies like Find Chips and Octoparts that will allow you to search through franchised stock which is quite a useful tool. These companies often have pricing on them so you can click through and "buy now". We are at present on all of those forums but you can...

Component Sense launches a new website!

Component Sense launches a new website!
Join in the excitement as we introduce our new and improved website! Our primary aim is to provide outstanding customer service allowing you to sell or buy electronic components quickly, simply and securely. Please feel free to explore the new site, a brief list of the features and supply chain solutions are below: • Buy Online - Simpler processing with the introduction of a cart allowing a reduced minimum order value of just $25 • Fresh-looking website that is easy to navigate and has been optimized for mobile technology • Parts Search – instantly check our stock of nearly 40,000...

White Paper - Lean Manufacturing and Supply Chain Solutions

White Paper - Lean Manufacturing and Supply Chain Solutions
Overview Lean Manufacturing is a concept which is largely derived from the Toyota Management System. The implementation of the associated techniques aligned with a philosophy of Sustainable Continuous Improvement is necessary to any Manufacturing organisation which would like to be considered World Class. The main Lean principals have been adopted and applied to manufacturing processes the world over and these principals are now commonplace in all blue chip companies. As such lean should not be considered to be a program or short term cost reduction project, but a total mindset, a culture and the way the company thinks and operates....

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...

EBN live chat - Current Counterfeit Situation

EBN live chat - Current Counterfeit Situation
Component Sense CEO Kenny McGee took part in the EBN live chat yesterday (15 August 2013), which was hosted by Steve Martin (executive vice president of sales from Components Direct) and Hailey Lynne McKeefry (Editor in Chief at Datacenter Acceleration). This post has been created to abridge the discussion, remove unanswered or topics that weren’t discussed, in an effort to provide a more clear understanding. Slight grammatical changes have been made in order to create a sense of flow, as this was originally written in real time. If you wish to see the original chat dialogue, please visit: http://www.ebnonline.com/dialogue.asp?doc_id=266481 The...

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