Supply chain solution blog

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...

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...

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