CHICAGO -- Newark element14, a business of Premier Farnell (LSE:pfl) and the leading distributor of electronic components and engineering solutions in the Americas, announced today a rollout of key search improvements as part of a major initiative to provide engineering and procurement professionals with an industry-leading online experience.
Some of the highlights of the website upgrade include:
Significant performance upgrades to the search engine
Relevancy ranking with the best product matches shown first
Visibility of up to twenty product attributes applicable to user’s search
“Share this page” functionality on product pages
Filters are all displayed together and remain visible on every search page
Minimum and maximum range selectors are included in the parametric search
Product results can be shown by product family
“We’ve used our customers’ feedback as our starting point, and layered on more improvements to exceed their expectations,” commented Quintin Komaromy, Senior VP, Marketing, Newark element 14. “Our website now offers a much faster and easier user experience and we’ll be introducing even more upgrades in the near future.”
Website improvements are just one of the enhancements that Newark element14 is making as it transforms into a global source that provides complete engineering solutions. Recently, the distributor launched the industry’s first customizable online electronics catalog and an exact tax and freight display that appears before an order is placed.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.