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Announcing the inaugural issue of Procurement Pro

2nd February 2024
Paige West

We are delighted to announce the launch of the first issue of Procurement Pro, a new publication aimed at shedding light on the intricate and fast-paced realm of procurement within the electronics component market.

This magazine emerges as a subsidiary of Electronic Specifier and collaborates closely with its digital counterparts, and

In launching this magazine, our aim is to offer guidance on the ever-changing decision-making processes in the electronics sector and become the ‘go-to’ guide for industry professionals looking to source top components.

The electronics component market stands as a vital pillar of technological progress, encompassing everything from semiconductors to resistors, each component integral to the electronic product and service ecosystem. Yet, this sector faces numerous challenges, including supply chain disruptions, geopolitical tensions, evolving technological requirements, and the imperative of sustainable sourcing, all of which demand a new approach from procurement specialists.

In response, Procurement Pro aims to cut through these complexities by offering expert insights, analyses, and leadership perspectives. Our content spans the spectrum from global market trends and procurement technology innovations to supply chain management best practices, positioning our publication at the vanguard of essential and practical information.

This edition is packed with insightful features designed to inform, guide, and inspire our readers. Highlights include:

  • An in-depth examination of semiconductor technology in our Semiconductor products section, providing comprehensive analysis on product specifications, performance, and applications
  • A look into various procurement strategies within our Sourcing Strategies features, presenting methods ranging from traditional to cutting-edge, aimed at effective supplier negotiations, risk management, and maintaining a resilient supply chain amidst global and logistical shifts
  • An investigative piece on the black and grey markets, outlining the dangers they pose, such as counterfeit products and legal issues, alongside strategies to avoid these markets and maintain supply chain integrity
  • A spotlight on the Industrial sector, addressing the specific procurement challenges and opportunities it presents, with advice on navigating the procurement landscape and upcoming trends
  • Exclusive commentary from the Chairman of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn), introducing readers to the ecsn and providing an overview of the electronic components supply network both in the UK and internationally

Procurement Pro will be issued on a quarterly basis, with future editions to cover topics like Supply Chain Management, Environmental Sustainability, Risk Management, Regulation, and Obsolete Parts.

As we embark on this journey, we extend a warm welcome to our readers. We encourage you to share your insights, challenges, and successes with us, as we work together to navigate the intricate world of electronics procurement.

Click here to view the February issue of Procurement Pro.

You can also subscribe to gain first access to future issues.

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