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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...

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...

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