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Changing Markets: Component Sense’s Advice for Navigating the Coming Market Downturn

Changing Markets: Component Sense’s Advice for Navigating the Coming Market Downturn
Over the last two years, the electronics industry has been in a volatile state of high demand and low supply. The international market has not seen such intense and prolonged growth since the ‘Dot Com Bubble’ of the late 1990s. Customers and manufacturers are scrambling to keep up with increasing demand and raised prices. Whilst some industry players are celebrating the increased financial successes of such a ripe marketplace, OEMs and EMSs are in a predicament. For them, a market turn is welcome, as an ongoing lack of stock creates production difficulties, and by extension, limits potential income. However, not...

Global Market Trends #4: Component Sense's Advice to Customers

Global Market Trends #4: Component Sense's Advice to Customers
As we approach the halfway point of 2022, this year is proving to be full of unpredictability, market turbulence, and industry uncertainty. From extended Covid-19 lockdowns in China to the conflict in Ukraine, the global market has faced a range of issues. Over the course of our Global Market Trends editorial series, Component Sense has examined the root causes of these supply chain difficulties, outlined the international industry response, and in our penultimate blog post, we discussed predictions for the future of the electronics industry. In this fourth and final instalment, Component Sense is getting more personal and offering our...

Global Market Trends #3: Industry Forecasts and Predictions

Global Market Trends #3: Industry Forecasts and Predictions
At Component Sense, we value the importance of following global market trends and presenting up-to-date analyses to our customers. Parts One and Two of our Global Market Trends editorial series have investigated the reasons for current market trends, and detailed responses from our global industrial partners. In this third instalment, we are focusing on the most frequent forecasts and predictions for the future of supply chain management. Global industry leaders and analysts maintain that we are living in a period of “calm before the storm” — so what future is on the horizon for the international supply chain? Industry experts...

Global Market Trends #1: How Did We Get Here?

Global Market Trends #1: How Did We Get Here?
In the final months of 2019, global media outlets began to report on a mysterious new respiratory virus that had infected workers in the Chinese province of Wuhan. Western populations were not, at that time, overly concerned — the outbreak was too far away to threaten much damage. There had been outbreaks of localised diseases in this part of the world before without international repercussions. Surely, this too would pass. After having endured a long two years of a global pandemic, however, this Western naïveté has been beaten by a deep awareness of the intricacies of globalisation. Whilst modern systems...

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