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Why It’s Important to Find the Right Cable Supplier

By Keith Mitnik / October 31, 2017
Finding the right cable supplier isn’t just a matter of picking the first cable supply company you find on the internet, especially if you’re looking for industrial high quality high volume cable assemblies....
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Topics: Supplier Problems

Wrapping Your Head Around the LCD Procurement Process

By Keith Mitnik / March 06, 2017
The purchasing process for LCD displays can be quite complex. And as a procurement manager, you’re ultimately accountable for ensuring your end users receive the displays they need, when and where they need them....
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Topics: Supplier Problems

What to Ask When Vetting a New LCD Display Supplier

By Keith Mitnik / January 25, 2017
It may have been years since you last switched to a new LCD display supplier. And chances are, that original vetting process may not have been very thorough if done at all, which may be why this is why you're re-evaluating today. Asking the right questions during this process clarifies what you need for a successful partnership with your display ...
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Topics: Supplier Problems

Don’t Let Your Supply Chain Let Your Production Go Line Down!

By Keith Mitnik / December 02, 2016
Line down issues on any product line is traumatic, especially if you’re the one purchasing and managing the parts. If just one sub-component is not ready, the whole production line comes to a screeching halt. Late or short component deliveries are the main cause of a line down situation....
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Topics: Lead Time, Supplier Problems

Current TFT Market Conditions

By Keith Mitnik / November 14, 2016
If you are in the market of color TFT LCD displays and you haven’t already been affected by the recent changes in the global market, then it’s just a matter of time. If you have recently asked, ‘What is going on with TFT-LCD panel prices lately?’, you are not alone. Here at Phoenix Display we have had a lot of questions regarding the TFT-LCD panel ...
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Topics: Color Displays, Supplier Problems

Death by Lead Time

By Keith Mitnik / September 09, 2016
You’ve been there before: Customer commitments you’ve made have been missed. Your production facility is line-down, effectively bringing it to a complete halt. And all parts are sitting idle waiting for the longest lead-time component — the LCD display — which is now extremely late. Maybe this is a onetime occurrence, or perhaps it’s systematic, ...
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Topics: Lead Time, Supplier Problems

Six Signs that You Need to Break up with Your Display Supplier

By Keith Mitnik / September 03, 2016
You have likely found yourself, at one time or another, frustrated with one of your current display suppliers. There’s also no doubt that you felt switching suppliers would take too much time and money. Many organizations have found themselves in this position, yet they continue to do business with a supplier who isn’t meeting their needs. In this ...
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Topics: Supplier Problems