An article in Electronics Products & Technology makes the point that now is the time for OEMs to strengthen their strategic global sourcing partners.
“Engineers are strengthening their reliance on strategic relationships with partners, such as distributors, as they seek to mitigate the complexities of the global components market.”
According to the report, the concern lies more with the ongoing shortages than overall market conditions. Over three-quarters (79%) of respondents in the survey polled by Avnet said component availability is of most concern to them, compared to 18% who noted market conditions.
“The ongoing challenges have underscored the importance of strategic design and supply chain services – and engineers and product designers are taking notice. Nearly a quarter (23%) have begun testing and qualifying multiple parts that meet requirements early in the design process to design-in flexibility. Additionally, organizations are adjusting their supply chain strategies to build up buffer inventory (23%) and lengthen supply agreements (21%).”
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