Courtney McGoldrick

13
May

MARKET UPDATES – 13.05.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW There has been a continued ramp up in demand, driving more significant lead-time increases & allocation in some products.   Price increases are being issued by supplier bases and we expect to see further surges throughout Q2.   There has been no short-term relief to the current constrained market, and we expect this to remain well into Q3

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13
May

MARKET UPDATES – 05.05.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW We are seeing a number of serious challenges within our supply chains, many of them dynamic. There are rising demands across nearly all market segments and they, combined with significant freight challenges are impacting material deliveries. Lead-times are extending sharply with some vendors imposing allocation on certain lines, and prices in all areas are being raised, often with

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11
May

SUSTAINABILITY IN ELECTRONIC MANUFACTURING

Sustainability in electronic manufacturing presents the opportunities to produce new product options in demand for small business manufacturers, tap into a new market, and modernize your business.   The Green Supply Chain The traditional view of “lean manufacturing” is a way to be more efficient, strip waste from operations, and improve the company financials. Lean manufacturing has been optimized through

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28
Apr

MARKET UPDATES – 28.04.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW   Although, the rest of the economy is edging closer to the highly anticipated ‘new normal’, we unfortunately are still facing strong market demand.   We are seeing no relief in lead time reduction, the ramp-up in demand continues to drive further increases in lead times across entire portfolios resulting in wafer and substrate shortages and allocation on

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28
Apr

Q2 COMPONENT MARKET REVIEW

As we endeavour the second quarter of 2021, we discover the overall market situation has not changed for the electronics manufacturing industry. Although, the rest of the economy is edging closer to the highly anticipated ‘new normal’, we unfortunately are still facing strong market demand, with a growing backlog and no relief in the lead time reduction. Here is the

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21
Apr

MARKET UPDATES – 21.04.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW Since the beginning of 2021, the market has changed dramatically and ongoing strong demand continues to outstrip supply, resulting in very long lead times and pricing surges.   With a challenging Q1, we do believe there are some signs of hope. Current shortages of raw materials may improve throughout the year, leading to stabilization of lead times in

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19
Apr

IS LOCALISATION THE FUTURE OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN?

In our everyday operations, we speak to hundreds of business leaders about the challenges facing them both during the Coronavirus pandemic & Brexit. A core theme we are hearing is that the COVID-19 outbreak will have a lasting outcome on their supply chains, with many analysing risk management processes, resilience, and agility of their businesses. With Brexit, some manufacturers are learning

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14
Apr

MARKET UPDATES – 14.04.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW The overall market situation has not changed. With the market being so strong, the backlog is continuing to grow, long term visibility is needed.   There has been continued acceleration in demand from customer bases across all Discrete & Optoelectronic Technologies.   We are seeing no relief in lead time reduction, the ramp-up in demand continues to drive

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12
Apr

COST, QUALITY & TIME – THE TRIPLE CONSTRAINT

In manufacturing, we are often asked these two questions, “How much are you prepared to pay”, and “How long are you prepared to wait?”. This highlights to us that the quality of our end product is based on two key variables; PRICE and TIME.   But what is the Iron Triangle? You may have heard about the Iron Triangle before,

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7
Apr

MARKET UPDATES – 07.04.21

GENERAL OVERVIEW Lead times across all electronic component products continue to increase. Demand remains strong, against previous predictions, therefore we are seeing shortages in supply.   There is serious chip shortages that will lead to supply issues and higher prices for single board computers and other electronic products.   Besides price increases, some Semiconductors will not be available at any

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