Understanding the Basics: A Technology Guide for Component BuyersNovember 04, 2020 by Mouser Electronics
The sourcing of electronics components is a complicated process. Modern-day designs are becoming increasingly complex as the technology they utilize advances. For the engineer, product selection can involve significant research: checking datasheet specifications, investigating second-source options, and determining fit into available board space. However, when it comes to procuring components, it's easy to overlook the equally daunting set of commercial and logistical challenges faced by the purchasing team.
By equipping procurement and purchasing professionals with basic technical knowledge, they can fully understand the context of the selection decisions, and use this insight to support meaningful and productive dialogue with their engineering colleagues.
In this ‘Understanding the Basics’ guide by Mouser Electronics, explore a comprehensive resource that purchasing staff can refer to when needing more information on a particular technology area, or what relevant alternatives exist. Discover valuable advice on productivity tools such as CAD resources, BOM management, and automated order processing.