The electronics supply chain: A finely tuned balancing act


By Gary Drossel, SiliconSystems — Electronic Business

Like all of today’s organizations, electronics companies are under an exorbitant amount of pressure to be financially responsible – so much so that they may inadvertently reverse the effects of their own supply chains, increasing costs and waste instead of profitability. All too often, the stress of reporting time costs, gross margins and quarterly P&L forces organizations to operate based on their legacy sourcing decisions, where the cost of a unit is the dominant factor in product selection. Basically, the act of cost cutting becomes the prime metric for determining supply chain effectiveness.


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