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6 Ways to Improve Your Supply Chain

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Staying up to date on allocations, PCNs, and current market conditions can certainly help you improve as a purchasing agent, but what can you do to improve your actual supply chain?

Here at Sensible Micro, we assist countless supply streams across a wide spectrum of industries.

Despite each sector's unique set of challenges, we've noticed some surprising similarities between most supply chains — they can be wildly improved by honing in on 6 simple tactics:

Staying up to date on allocations, PCNs, and current market conditions can certainly help you improve as a purchasing agent, but what can you do to improve your actual supply chain?

Here at Sensible Micro, we assist countless supply streams across a wide spectrum of industries.

Despite each sector's unique set of challenges, we've noticed some surprising similarities between most supply chains — they can be wildly improved by honing in on 6 simple tactics:

Take Advantage of Testing


 
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Quality.  When it comes to electronic components, you can't afford to roll the dice;  the parts have to be factory
originals, and you need proof.

Sadly, handshakes and promises no
longer cut it in this day and age.

In order to prevent suspect counterfeit parts from populating your engineers'  boards, sophisticated lab equipment must be used — before a single package arrives on your dock — by inspectors that are highly trained and certified in counterfeit avoidance. 

Take Advantage of Testing

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Quality.  When it comes to electronic components, you can't afford to roll the dice;  the parts have to be factory originals, and you need proof.

Sadly, handshakes and promises no longer cut it in this day and age.

In order to prevent suspect counterfeit parts from populating your engineers'  boards, sophisticated lab equipment must be used — before a single package arrives on your dock
by inspectors that are highly trained and certified in counterfeit avoidance. 

Schedule Orders


 
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Scheduled orders might be one of the best moves a Buyer can make to secure parts. Deploy this strategy to: 


🗓  Lock in current market prices

🗓  Avoid line-down situations

🗓  Dodge allocation dry spells

🗓  Get peace of mind for you and your engineers

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Schedule Orders

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Scheduled orders might be one of the best moves a Buyer can make to secure parts.

Deploy this strategy to:


🗓  Lock in current market prices

🗓  Avoid line-down situations

🗓  Dodge allocation dry spells

🗓  Get peace of mind for you and your engineers



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Utilize Crosses


 
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Knowing which parts can properly cross with the line items on your BOM can make the difference between a profitable production run and a line-down nightmare.

Not to mention, many lesser known crosses can serve as perfect drop-in replacements for the majority of obsolete and hard to find parts that are currently plaguing the market (especially MLCCs, Resistors & Connectors).

There's never been a better time to discover new crosses! Click the button below and we'll deliver options to your inbox.

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Utilize Crosses


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Knowing which parts can properly cross with the line items on your BOM can make the difference between a profitable production run and a line-down nightmare.

Not to mention, many lesser known crosses can serve as perfect drop-in replacements for the majority of obsolete and hard to find parts that are currently plaguing the market (especially MLCCs, Resistors & Connectors).

There's never been a better time to discover new crosses! Click the button below and we'll deliver options to your inbox.



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Consider Alternative MFGs


 
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With so many parts out on allocation,
it can be tough to source some of the bigger brand-name MFGs. But fear not; Sensible Micro is authorized for many MFGs that you may not be familiar with yet!

You just might be surprised how far your money can go with these factory direct lines.

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Consider Alternative MFGs

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With so many parts out on allocation, it can be tough to source some of the bigger brand-name MFGs. But fear not; Sensible Micro is authorized for many MFGs that you may not be familiar with yet!

You just might be surprised how far your money can go with these factory direct lines.


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Recover Assets


 
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Aging and excess inventory can be a massive problem for any procurement team. That's why we encourage you to free up space and utilize ours!

We'll market your inventory with custom product pages, Google Adwords, and list your stock on Amazon.

Be sure to check out the PDF below & learn how we can literally do the work for you.

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Photo: Sensible Micro's moisture & humidity controlled warehouse

Recover Assets

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Aging and excess inventory can be a massive problem for any procurement team. That's why we encourage you to free up space and utilize ours!

We'll market your inventory with custom product pages, Google Adwords, and list your stock on Amazon.

Be sure to check out the PDF below & learn how we can literally do the work for you.




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Photo: Sensible Micro's moisture & humidity controlled warehouse

Reduce Costs


 
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This one may seem like a no-brainer, but as you've seen, there are a number of tactics and opportunities that can be taken advantage of to lower costs.

From utilizing crosses to cutting consignment deals, nearly every supply chain can be improved. So, how will you optimize yours?

Reduce Costs


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This one may seem like a no-brainer, but as you've seen, there are a number of tactics and opportunities that can be taken advantage of to lower costs.

From utilizing crosses to cutting consignment deals, nearly every supply chain can be improved. So, how will you optimize yours?