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OEM and EMS Cost Savings, No Risk!

OEM and EMS Cost Savings, No Risk!
It is a tough challenge for most OEM and EMS companies to compete with their tier 1 counterparts. Typically smaller companies pay 30-40% more than they need to for basic commodity parts. Flextronics or Jabil prices are unachievable for the majority of OEM and EMS companies because of their position in the marketplace. Many Broker OEM and EMS companies are signing up to our New "BOM Matching" service to access fully traceable, top quality guaranteed parts at a fraction of their current cost. You are perhaps already buying our stock via your preferred suppliers. Our Bill of Materials (BOM) Matching...

Avoiding pitfalls of the grey market

Avoiding pitfalls of the grey market
Kenny McGee, CEO of Component Sense, argued in 2007 that most independent distributors are dependable and trustworthy, honest and reliable. Component costs are about supply and demand. When an item is in short supply the price rises. Kenny believes this all still holds true today. Click here to read the full article "Lighter Shade of Grey" published in Electronics Sourcing, April 2007. Follow @kennymcgee_cs

InPlant ... in 60 seconds

InPlant ... in 60 seconds
An inventory solution for large multi-site OEM and EMS companies Our InPlant system: We realise that minimising Excess and Obsolete components (E&O) is not your core business. We can manage your stock for you without physically removing it from your warehouse. We collect the necessary data to market and sell the stock. This includes collecting date codes and photographs. We pay full price for your parts and can often provide Positive Purchase Price Variance (PPV) - a common measure within the EMS sector. Click here to read further information on our InPlant system. Follow @kennymcgee_cs

Outright Purchase ... in 60 seconds

Outright Purchase ... in 60 seconds
Here is our simple guide to Outright Purchase of your surplus and obsolete stock: Provide us with information on quantity of stock, date codes or last-time-buy date to give us an indication of how old the stock is. Bids on stock that is Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant and fairly current usually fetch up to 15%. Older stock could still be worth as much as 5%. No need to stock check your product as Component Sense has a first-class process for stock checking so all you need to do is ship the stock to us at our cost. Remember...

Consignment ... in 60 seconds

Consignment ... in 60 seconds
Let Component Sense consign your excess stock: We take your surplus stock into our warehouse. The stock still belongs to you. If you need your components for repair work just call, text or email us and we will send the stock back to you. We photograph the stock, collect lots of data and manage it for you. We market your product and share the proceeds with you. We come back to you with a list of stock we believe to be scrap and not saleable. We get your approval to scrap it and dispose of it free of charge. The...