Design Registration: Same Problem, Different Day

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Barbara Jorgensen
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Barbara Jorgensen   11/5/2012 3:19:50 PM

Alternative suppliers are a great way to serve customers, but sometimes suppliers get lost in the shuffle. There's no right or wrong, it just is. But the compensation situation has to improve or distributors won't be able to offer the level of service customers need.

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Re: Design with alternate vendor
Clairvoyant   11/4/2012 2:08:12 PM

Agreed, designing with the ability to use alternates is a good idea. It can save a lot of time and money later on if you need to re-design part of a product because a component has become obsolete and there is no drop-in replacement available.

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Design with alternate vendor
_hm   11/4/2012 8:37:52 AM

Designing with alternate vendor in mind is good. As designer/production has alternate solution ready, they get much better price due to competetion. Also, life of product is extended. I like to design 75% of BOM with possible alternate vendor.


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different strokes
FLYINGSCOT   11/3/2012 2:26:18 PM

I see smaller suppliers who use distis also make use of design companies who act as interface between customer and disti.  Their rols is to represent only that supplier for that particular type of component and act like a disti helper.

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