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809, 2017

Buymanager SiliconExpert partnership

Press Release Pertilience, the editor of Buymanager, has announced a partnership with SiliconExpert.   Buymanager is the benchmark in strategic sourcing, management and Product cost management software for the electronics sector. The [...]

1107, 2017

MSL Circuits, success story

MSL Circuits, success story Ted Bonnamy, an Estimator at MSL Circuits, gives us his feedback following the introduction of the Buymanager strategic sourcing software package at the Projects Procurement department of [...]

2704, 2017

Excel Is Not Good Enough For Your BOMs

Excel Is Not Good Enough For Your BOMs by Steven Chan "No BOM will ever stays the same. There will always be changes.[...] A capable BOM management tool needs to [...]

2104, 2017

Bill Of Materials > Request For Quotation: The Hot Potato

Do you also spend too much time cleaning BOMs or RFQs? Whether you want to quote or manufacture, what everyone needs is a regular, simple format with well laid out data in separate [...]

1104, 2017

Bill Of Material > Request For Quotation : The Hot Potato

Bill Of Material > Request For Quotation : The Hot Potato This is the starting point of most price requests to suppliers: the BOM (Bill of Material). The result of customer orders (manufacturer, [...]

1303, 2017

Quote Lead Time for EMS – A differenciated approach to increase sales efficiency

What are the customer’s expectations ? RFQs can come from existing customers for new products or products already in production, or they can also come from prospects. According to each case, the expectations [...]

503, 2017

QUOTE LEADTIME FOR EMS

Quote Lead time for EMS A differentiated approach to increase sales efficiency In a first part, we will deal with the following subject in several points: What is the current situation? Respecting quoting deadlines: [...]

2012, 2016

Custom Parts Sourcing : Chapter 2 – Issues & solutions

The problems related to the sourcing process described above can separated in 3 groups Sourcers problems The major problems mentioned are : The number of technical modifications that will occur for one RFQ. Indeed, [...]

1312, 2016

Custom Parts Sourcing: pratices & improvement orientations

Custom part sourcing (mechanics, PCB) is a major stake, for both economical and quality reasons. We have met many sourcers in different countries, and it appears that the practices as well as the problems [...]

1410, 2016

8 reasons why you have too much inventory – Reason #5

Reason #5 : High-Mix / Low volume / Care about MOQ-SPQ The consequence of the High-Mix is the low-volume. Managing lower volume productions require the sourcing team to pay attention to additional data that [...]

1109, 2016

8 reasons why you have too much inventory – Reason #4

This is the recurrent concern in every company. There is of course not a unique reason but a global context that lead to this situation   Reason #4: High-Mix / More Products, [...]

2308, 2016

“8 reasons why you have too much inventory – Reason #3″

This is the recurrent concern in every company. There is of course not a unique reason but a global context that lead to this situation   Reason#3:More & more data / Component [...]

1708, 2016

“8 reasons why you have too much inventory – Reason #2″

This is the recurrent concern in every company. There is of course not a unique reason but a global context that lead to this situation   Reason#2:Not enough time / Product Life [...]

1008, 2016

“8 reasons why you have too much inventory – Reason #1”

This is the recurrent concern in every company. There is of course not a unique reason but a global context that lead to this situation   Reason#1:Price pressure / Forecast presumption It’s [...]

707, 2016

Email feeder : a revolution for sourcers!

Emails never end for sourcers! One-hour meeting: 10 more emails pending, and for supplier quotations, it’s necessary to get the data out of it, fill a summary spreadsheet and store [...]

2006, 2016

Are you a sourcer who do not have time for suppliers?

Do you think the head of your company will be satisfied, if the sales do not have time for customers? The more customer a sales meet, the more he learns from his [...]

305, 2016

New product development: reducing costs and time-to-market

You are more likely asking us to integrate functions at the crossroad of purchasing and R & D Dept. For ODM and OEM companies, optimizing the new product development process is indeed a major challenge.. [...]

1811, 2015

Component sourcing, a major pain for OEM, why?

What is the current situation in most cases in electronic product design? When making a new product, anew PCBA, Electronic Engineer need to first choose components. What are the solutions they use to apply. Search [...]

2804, 2014

Which Software use your purchasing team ?

What are the tools available for purchasing department? ERP? This is the most common answer. But actually, ERP is a tool dedicated to production and production, it does not support purchasing process. Simply ask a [...]