Infographic: Pricing, Inventory & Lead Time in the Electronics Industry

2012 wasn't the most spectacular year for the semiconductor industry, nor was it the worst. Here's a look at how part of the year evolved for electronics supply and demand.

(Source: SiliconExpert Technologies)

6 comments on “Infographic: Pricing, Inventory & Lead Time in the Electronics Industry

  1. SP
    March 21, 2013

    the average lead time for all the components is more than 8 weeks. is it global?

  2. Brian Fuller
    March 22, 2013

    @SP, eight weeks might not be unreasonable. If you glance through this Avnet monthly report, there are many product areas that run 4-16 weeks or thereabouts. Arrow may have something similar but I haven't come across it yet. 

  3. Mr. Roques
    March 22, 2013

    I would had thought there's some cyclical behavior. Do most companies over produce over a period of time and then rest for other periods (cold weather, etc)? 

  4. mfbertozzi
    March 23, 2013

    @MrRoques: it's credible, definitely and I suppose we could extend that production's schema to several market sectors which are influenced by endusers attitude or weather or traditions related to local cultures and so on.

  5. Mr. Roques
    March 24, 2013

    It adds risk, because overproducing has its cost (warehouse costs but also costs of something happening and having too much of one particular product). They simply make calculated risks… can't produce the entire year because half of that year, its frozen, its pouring rain, its too hot… each situation can be dealt with but maybe its not worth it.

  6. mfbertozzi
    March 25, 2013

    Well, it is right; in addition, we don't forget unpredictable events such as tzunami happened in Japan in March 2011; on top of the human tragedy, there were consistent impacts on productions across several markets.

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