Sourcing Strategies

Procurement vs. Sourcing: A Symbiotic Relationship

According to Kearney,  just two years ago, 30% of a service company’s revenue and at least 50% of a manufacturing company’s revenue was designated to procurement. And a recent sourcing and procurement report by SpendEdge highlighted forecasts for $16 billion growth in order fulfillment services by 2024. Many wrongfully think that sourcing and procurement are

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Ethical Sourcing for Electronic Components

By Poornima Apte The increasing focus on solutions to climate change is presenting us with an ethically challenging dichotomy: the green technology products that are being pressed into service often need to be manufactured with rare earth elements. These embrace yttrium and the 15 lanthanide elements including lanthanum, ytterbium and lutetium. At the same time,

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Industry Insights

Capacitor Shortages Continue Through 2019

By Dawn Allcot Those who were hoping multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) shortages would resolve in the new year and supply would catch up with demand will see little relief through 2019. In fact, industry experts are predicting shortages could continue through 2020. Motor vehicle and smartphone manufacturers may be able to procure the MLCCs they

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