The Dubai office launched in 2014 to service the ever increasing requirement for 24 hour sourcing capabilities for the Rebound Group and with the location of Dubai time zone wise places the operation in a fantastic position to service both Asia and Europe coupled with the Americas also allowing sales teams to have access to the sourcing team around the clock … Currently 6 people are located in the Dubai office which will increase to 14 by the end of the summer 2016 .
There are few industries more dependent on a reliable supply of components than electronics manufacturing. Here’s how strategic sourcing could help.
Because of the popularity of MLCCs, there has been an industry-wide shortage for the past two years. Currently, lead times are up to 50 weeks on new orders, some suppliers aren’t accepting new orders for MLCCs and others are cancelling existing orders.
In response to the shortage, some component manufacturers have imposed allocations on the amount of MLCCs that can be ordered by OEMs, and many have increased the price of their MLCCs, even applying this increase to orders that have already been placed. Due to this, many OEMs are struggling to complete their own productions and are reaching line-stops.