A Converge podcast is an easy and convenient way to take an insider look into current industry issues and trends in electronic component distribution.
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Protecting Customers Through Quality Management (12:06)
Conducting quality inspections in today’s market is not only a necessity for independent distributors, but it is also a fundamental ingredient of success for many. Customers want assurance that they are partnering with a reputable electronic components distributor and receiving top-quality parts for their supply. So how do we provide that assurance while protecting our customers? In this podcast, Ron Wiggins, Operations Manager, and Dwight Gerardi, Manager of Corporate Quality, discuss our commitment to quality improvement, the risks of not partnering with a supplier that has an established quality process, and how we secure quality components through our step-by-step quality inspection process.
Quality Assurance in the Independent Market (8:15)
When a manufacturer needs to procure electronic components in the independent market, as all manufacturers must do at times, quality assurance is of the utmost importance. But how can a manufacturer be assured that its independent distributor has an effective counterfeit prevention program? In this podcast, industry veteran Scot Hennessey discusses what distributors look for when screening parts for authenticity and what manufacturers should verify when screening independent distributors for a quality program they can trust.
What You Need to Know About a Shortage Market (6:56)
Electronic components shortages are not all together that uncommon. They typically occur when supply and demand get out of balance causing both lead times and prices to go sky-high in some cases. This podcast will cover topics such as: what a shortage market is, how it occurs in the electronic component industry, and what buyers and sellers need to know about it so they can better prepared for it.
Product Procurement Essentials (14:18)
Product procurement is the engine that keeps technology manufacturers going. It's a complex and finely tuned process within the supply chain that demands constant attention to market changes, production demand and pricing. This podcast discusses the topic of procurement essentials and dollars and cents benefits that procurement partners bring to the table.