Global Supply Chains in a Post-Pandemic World

In just over a year, the business environment has changed dramatically. And when the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, the world is going to look markedly different. What started as a supply shock in China in February soon became a demand shock as the global economy shut down — exposing serious weaknesses in supply chains worldwide. Rarely [...]

2021-07-05T16:42:43+01:00May 25th, 2021|Supply Chain Services|

Brexit: How Has the TCA Affected Electronics Supply Chains?

On 24 December 2020, the UK finally agreed a Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) with the EU, which came into effect on 1 January 2021. Although there is a great relief that the UK did not crash out without a deal, there are still plenty of administrative hurdles for electronics manufacturers — and, indeed, any [...]

International Electronics Supply Chains: What Lies Ahead?

If Brexit rocked the boat, then the coronavirus pandemic threatened to tip it over entirely. It is fair to say that 2020 has been a challenging year for international business — one which will likely become the catalyst for a series of knock-on changes across many different sectors. One area which has already been significantly [...]

2020-11-24T11:19:13+00:00November 24th, 2020|Manufacturing Services, Supply Chain Services|

Which Way is Best? In-House vs Contract Manufacturing

For OEMs, deciding where to set up manufacturing operations will play a crucial part in the structure of your supply chain. Some may choose to outsource parts of the early-stage production process and then bring the final production in house, whilst others will either take on all the work internally or outsource the entire project [...]

The Future of Global Electronics Supply Chains

The complexity of global supply chains depends largely on what and how much you’re sourcing. With some materials — like paper — you’ll find a suitable supplier almost anywhere in the world. However, in the electronics industry, things are not so straightforward. Multiple commodities from multiple suppliers across various geographic locations mean global electronics supply [...]

Industrial Standards: Choosing the Right Manufacturer for Your Next Project

There are lots of reasons why, as an OEM, you might choose to outsource your electronics manufacturing. Perhaps you don’t have the necessary capabilities in house, or the money required for upfront investments in equipment. Or maybe you need help speeding up your time to market. However, electronics manufacturing is a complicated process. Any decision [...]

2021-03-02T12:06:54+00:00February 13th, 2020|Manufacturing Services, Supply Chain Services|

High Demand For Electronic Components – What’s Your Supply Chain Risk?

Global demand for electronic components is high – with the first 6 months of 2017 seeing a huge surge in demand that has had a lasting effect on lead-times on semiconductors in particular. As a result, many companies are concerned about sourcing components and meeting deadlines, and in some cases their behaviour is having a [...]

2018-02-20T17:46:49+00:00January 29th, 2018|Supply Chain Services|

EC named official sponsors of charity auction

EC Electronics are pleased to announce that we are sponsoring a charity auction event in aid of an ex-soldier, now Postman - Tim McNamara - in his challenge to climb 24 peaks in 24 hours. He hopes this charity auction will provide an extra boost in sponsorship to undertake this challenge, raising even more money [...]

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