How many problems do manufacturers usually face when purchasing?
- Unable to predict demand
- Unstable orders
- Lack of cash flow
- Small quantity and variety of samples required.
In the face of these problems, in addition to the basic price and quality, what are the advantages of stocking electronic components distributor?
- Sourcing of shortage materials in the market
When a sudden increase in electronic parts, the market demand for the state of shortage, the original manufacturers’ or distributors’ delivery cycle will be up to ten weeks or dozens of weeks. However, in general, manufacturers are not able to wait a long time for the delivery of production, you need to look for traders of the spot inventory, even if the shortage of parts in the spot is more expensive can not delay the production of factories.
At this time, traders in addition to their own stockpile of some of the spot outside, will also use their own channel resources to find the shortage of materials for customers, unlimited brand, unlimited number of customers to help solve the production problems.
- One-stop BOM allocation
Usually a product BOM is composed of many brands and parts. It is impossible to find 100 agents to cooperate with 100 kinds of parts. The original manufacturers only produce their own brand of materials, and the agents only represent individual brands of electronic products. At this time, excellent traders can provide customers with one-stop BOM ordering services. Procurement only needs to connect with one or two suppliers to complete the procurement of dozens of materials in the product BOM, which greatly facilitates the manufacturers’s procurement problem.
- Accounting period support
Manufacturers often can not pay suppliers as scheduled, facing cash flow pressure, and strong financial strength of traders, can do longer than the original manufacturers or agent account period support, in order to increase their competitiveness, therefore, can greatly relieve some of the manufacturers terminals of the pressure on cash flow, procurement is not often a variety of suppliers to call for payment, but also want to think of a variety of reasons for perfunctory each other.
- Obsolete Component procurement
When the manufacturers receives new orders for some old products, you will encounter that some electronic materials have been discontinued.The original manufacturers’s discontinued parts are not available to agents. The obsolete electronic components are not for what to do in the future, but more often for the urgent need to solve orders. General engineering technology is also difficult to find 100% alternative electronic materials or find alternative materials need time to verify. Spot traders often have some stockpiling, or have manufacturers inventory of dull material channel resources, use their channel resources to find discontinued material for customers, obsolete material.
- For customers to deal with the inventory of dull parts
The manufacturers always has some stagnant electronic materials, these are new and original materials. When the customer cut product orders or prepare more material, it becomes stagnant material, long time can not be used on the need to deal with electronic material recycling may be more like when the electronic waste cleanup, this time is generally and trader cooperation, the use of traders to find suitable buyers of resources in general, the trader will have a similar industry customers at hand, more accurately to find the demand for these materials buyers, rather than sell stagnant material cheaply.