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EMS Finance Directors: How to turn your E&O stock back into cash with our tailored In-Plant solution


Is your senior management team committed to driving down excess and obsolete inventory levels? Read on to find out how we can help as Kenny McGee, CEO of Component Sense, highlights how to turn your E&O stock back into cash. Management awareness of the impacts of excess or obsolete (E&O) inventory is vital. Recently the US Supply Chain Resource Cooperative identified a number of characteristics associated with a properly developed excess and obsolete (E&O) inventory strategy published on 20 April 2018 in EPS News. The most obvious of which is.... E&O should...

Are CoC's still relevant today?


A Certificate of Conformity (CoC), also known as Certificate of Compliance, is a declaration from a supplier stating that the referenced product complies/conforms to all requirements, standards and/or specifications. A CoC assists with traceability of a product and offers reassurance which is vital in safeguarding your supply chain from counterfeits. Typically less than 1% of our customers request CoC's when ordering products which perhaps shows the lack of importance placed on having this paperwork. At Component Sense we verify all CoC's during our incoming inspection process although delivery notes from authorised sources such as manufacturers and franchise likely...

Protect yourself against counterfeits in these times of shortages


In February this year EPS News reported severe Electronic Component Shortages Possible in 2017. Since December 2016 we have experienced a significant rise in the number of enquiries we are receive each day. Our current volume of enquiries for electronic component stock is around 3 times higher than the same time last year. We are seeing shortages on a wide variety of products and brands. We are still nowhere near the heights of the shortages witnessed in 1999 / 2000 but if you were around then, you may remember that the lead up to that peak period was quite gradual. When...

Cost Reduction Opportunity: Würth Electronik 7447745100


WÜRTH ELEKTRONIK 7447745100 Surface Mount Unshielded Power Inductor, WE-PD2 SMD Series. Product Features: Product Range: WE-PD2 Series Inductance: 10µH RMS Current (Irms): 1.7A Operating temperature from -40°C to +125°C Saturation Current (Isat): 1.6A Inductor Construction: Unshielded DC Resistance Max: 0.13ohm Power Inductor Case: 5.8mm x 5.2mm x 2mm Inductance Tolerance: ± 20% Packaging: 2000 per 13" reel Applications: Laptops Mobile Phones Computers Switching regulators with low operating voltage Pagers Part 7447745100 is RoHS compliant. Read the datasheet for further information. Remember this is fully traceable Würth Electronik stock so contact us to buy part...

Quality Traceable Stock: DTS110CBPRT2S-LF Knitter-switch


Knitter-switch detector switch has numerous uses in a wide range of industries although most commonly used in smoke detectors. 5um Gold plating specifically for the fire safety industry such as Det-Tronics, Fike®, Hochiki®, Kidde Fire Systems, Marioff UTC Fire & Security Company, Notifier® by Honeywell, Protectowire® Fire Systems, RKI Instruments, Tyco Fire Protection Products and Vesda® by xtralis. 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 comes with our...

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