Dynamic Forecasting for Buyers: Resolving Supply Chain Issues Proactively
The volatility of today’s supply chain presents many challenges to buyers of electronic components from both original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and contract manufacturers (CMs). Suppliers are simply unable to meet buyer demand. It’s unprecedented.
Digital Information Flow Meets the Physical Supply Chain
While it seems almost all products today are affected by supply chain issues, out-of-balance supply and demand is no stranger to the electronic components industry.
Automated Supply Chain Management
Buy and sell more parts by automating the exchange of data with suppliers and customers.
The Health of the Current Supply Chain: Lessons, Predictions, and Solutions
It’s safe to say no supply chain is more complex than the electronics industry.
Great Expectations: Transforming Order Processing
Customers want a quick, easy, frictionless experience. In this highly competitive landscape, speed, savings, and a positive perception of the buying process are essential for success.
5 Reasons Buyers Are Pleading “No More Spreadsheets!”
Discerning customers are abandoning this outdated approach to parts searching at every opportunity. Recent advances in automation and fluctuations in market conditions have only served to encourage the shift to a more efficient approach.
Digital Is Here: Being Future Ready
Far too often, business processes in our industry rely too heavily on a single person’s actions. If the platform you’ve become accustomed to stops functioning when one (or more) key people step away, it simply isn’t “future ready.”
Digital Is Here: How to Get Started
Among employees, there is almost always resistance to change, especially when tasks have been executed successfully in the same way for so many years. While horses did pull carriages for a long time, it’s difficult to argue that the automobile isn’t a more pleasant, efficient way to travel.
Digital Is Here: What Does That Mean?
Three or four months ago, digital transformation was still optional: each company would have to do it sooner or later. But the immediacy of digitization has become imperative. For survival, each business in this industry has to start that journey today.
Orbweaver’s Position on Digital Standards
Over the course of the past several decades, as large computational systems have grown more entrenched, scores of standards have been developed and implemented with varying degrees of success. Many of those standards have fallen out of use, typically because they solved a problem that is no longer applicable or because new computer systems are incompatible with those standards.
Digital, Not Disruptive
While airborne this past month, I read a very interesting article in the Harvard Business Review. It is titled ‘Digital Doesn’t have to be Disruptive’. This is something that we at Orbweaver spend a lot of our time discussing, and we agree: digital initiatives should be a complement to your business, not a threat.
External Software Providers & Your Data Security
When evaluating software solutions, it is important to not only consider the technology itself, but also the company behind those solutions. Are you and your software provider aligned with respect to managing corporate privacy and data integrity risks?