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Discerning customers are abandoning this outdated approach to parts searching at every opportunity.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 Many of those standards have fallen out of use, typically because they solved a problem that is no longer applicable or because new computer systems are incompatible with those standards.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?
Comments on Purchasing Automation for Contract Manufacturers
If you have been following Orbweaver’s development from our founding in 2012, you will recall we were not always as focused on Sales Automation Solutions as we are today.
Part Data Integration and Structural Best Practices
Here at Orbweaver, we’ve learned some things that broadly apply to everyone, and using that knowledge to help everyone get started has a broad benefit to the supply chain.
5 Tips for Inventory Management in the Supply Chain
The globalization of the supply chain involves language barriers, long-range logistics, market volatility and economic fluctuations that have an enormous impact on the effectiveness of an organization’s supply chain.
What Are the Differences Between Purchasing and Parts Procurement?
Purchasing is functional, while procurement is strategic. Purchasing is the ‘how’ a good or service is ordered while procurement is more involved with ‘why’ and ‘from where’ electronics parts are ordered.
6 eProcurement Trends For Electronic Manufacturers
Electronics manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors face a number of common challenges. Complex inventory management, inefficient manual processes, and expensive, legacy systems are ongoing issues in a competitive global environment.