Don't Get Swamped by Surplus Inventory

Inventory stockpiles are worryingly high and rapidly losing value. OEMs need to get excess stock back into the supply chain now, advises America II's Anton Wurr

A turbulent year in the electronics sector draws to a close, with the electronics industry experiencing some extraordinary fluctuations over the last 12 months.

The March Tsunami in Japan triggered a loss of confidence in the reliability of the electronics supply chain. Companies, expecting a shortage of supplies, bought components in larger than usual numbers, however, it soon turned out that the expected shortage was short-lived and overall the ‘Japan problem’ was overhyped. Unfortunately, by that stage many manufacturers had already increased their production capacities.

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