Knowledge is everything: Navigating PCN management

May 22nd, 2019

With the rapid evolution of technology, PCN access is more important than ever. Are you still handling obsolescence management the hard way?

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Don't overlook the risks of outsourcing long-term electronic components storage

May 8th, 2019

Security, safety, long-term business strategy — there’s potentially a lot at stake when you need to outsource long-term storage of your electronic components. Watch out for these risks.

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Re-banking: What you need vs. what's just for show

May 1st, 2019

Do you need a literal vault to keep your lifetime buy assets safe? Here’s what you need to invest in when it comes to long-term storage — and what is just window dressing.

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3 red flags to watch for in EOL solutions

April 24th, 2019

EOL solutions and last time buys are predicated on trust. Here are 3 potential risk factors in partnering for long-term solutions.

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Lifetime buys: Look for a history of trust

April 17th, 2019

Velocity’s 2019 market predictions show increasing EOL notices in high-reliability verticals. If you’re considering a lifetime buy with long-term storage, the upsides may outweigh the risks — with the right partner.

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Are you missing the last piece of the puzzle? Take advantage of value-added services

April 10th, 2019

Too many vendors? Too much uncertainty? Consolidating your value-added services might be the missing puzzle piece to streamline your logistics and reduce your overall procurement costs.

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Counterfeits pose big risks: 3 steps to safeguard your business

March 27th, 2019

When counterfeit electronic parts are everywhere, where do you begin to address this threat? Taking these 3 steps could safeguard your business.

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4 questions your electronic components supplier must be able to answer

March 20th, 2019

With explosive growth in IoT, you need an exceptional electronic components supplier on your team. Here are 4 questions to ensure you are working with the best.

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5 traits to look for in an independent electronic parts distributor

March 13th, 2019

Looking to expand your options for hard-to-find, obsolete, or last-minute parts? Selecting for these 5 traits will get you the independent electronic parts distributor you need.

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Chain of custody and your electronic components: What you need to know

March 6th, 2019

From fighting counterfeits to liability protection, chain of custody impacts the lifecycle of electronic components. With new technologies like blockchain and IoT on the rise, chain of custody just got a lot more interesting.

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3 surprising behind-the-scenes facts about working for Velocity

February 27th, 2019

Velocity isn’t your standard electronics component sourcing company. Here are 3 surprising behind-the-scenes reasons that we stand out from the crowd.

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Uncertain times ahead: Tariffs and the global procurement of electronic parts in 2019

February 19th, 2019

Uncertainty posed by U.S. tariffs on electronics looms in 2019. Here are 3 areas we are watching—and ways you can brace for the volatile times ahead in the global procurement of electronic parts.

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Counterfeit electronic components: What is really at risk?

February 13th, 2019

Defective and counterfeit parts can cause a range of problems, from safety and financial loss to compromised reputations. The best way to stay on top of threats? Working with a trusted electronic components supplier.

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Velocity turns 20! What made us a components management leader

February 6th, 2019

With two decades of experience, we know what makes an electronic components management leader. Here’s how we’re fueling growth, achieving excellence, and creating partnerships.

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IoT, automobile, 5G, create massive demand for electronic parts: What you need to keep up (video)

January 30th, 2019

Rapid growth in IoT and automobile electronics are driving demand for electronic parts. And with 5G on the horizon, even more demand is forecast in the near future. Here are 3 ways you can keep up.

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The far-ranging impacts of electronic components sourcing

January 23rd, 2019

No matter your vertical, quality electronic components sourcing has major impacts. From high-reliability to consumer, you need to excellence in your suppliers.

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Looking ahead: Predictions on the shortage market in 2019

January 16th, 2019

Will the shortage market persist in 2019? Here are some predictions on the state of the shortage of electronic components in the New Year.

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Searching for Obsolete Parts? This is What You Need (Video)

January 9th, 2019

Searching for obsolete or hard-to-find parts? Here’s what Velocity can do for you.

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Global Electronic Parts Procurement Requires a Global Strategy: Does Your Supplier Have What it Takes? (Video)

January 2nd, 2019

Excellence in global procurement of electronic parts takes internal and external focus. Here’s how Velocity’s core values support daily collaboration in electronic component management solutions across the globe.

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Why Finding a Quality Supplier is Especially Important in a Shortage Market

December 26th, 2018

Clones, spearphising…threats abound in the shortage market. How can you ensure that your suppliers are your partners in quality assurance and supply chain security?

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Quality Control of Electronic Components: What Does It Really Mean? (Video)

December 19th, 2018

Quality control of electronic components: What sets apart an exceptional supplier? Look for these key differentiators when sourcing electronic components.

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Real-Time Sourcing of Electronic Components - 3 Ways Your Business Benefits

December 12th, 2018

Shortage? Obsolete? Hard-to-find? Real-time sourcing can fix it. Here are three ways that real-time sourcing can work for the electronic components needs of your business.

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Culture & Recruiting: How it Makes Velocity a Highly Ranked Global Electronic Components Supplier (Video)

December 6th, 2018

At Velocity, excellent employees get exceptional results for our customers. Learn more about the company culture that makes us a highly-ranked global electronic components supplier.

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How to Avoid Counterfeit Electronic Components: 4 Warning Signs

November 28th, 2018

Demand for electronic components fuels opportunistic counterfeiters. Here are 4 warning signs of counterfeit electronics — and suggestions to combat the problem in your supply chain.

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Video: At Velocity, Quality and Safety Guide Procurement of Board-Level Electronic Components

November 21st, 2018

How do you know if your electronic components distributor offers both the highest quality in electronics and superior customer service? Consider these three factors.

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4 Steps to Exceptional Quality Conformance for Electronic Components

November 8th, 2018

Beyond box-checking: here are 4 critical steps for achieving exceptional quality conformance for electronic components.

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How Can You Overcome an Electronic Components Shortage?

October 31st, 2018

The current electronics component shortage can be weathered, if you have the right team in place. Here are three questions you can ask your supplier to make sure you have the components you need.

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Effective Counterfeit Electronic Components Mitigation Starts with the Supplier: What to Look For

October 29th, 2018

Government agencies and industry organizations are leading counterfeit electronic components mitigation efforts. But that isn’t enough. Here are three ways to evaluate the company that supplies your electronic components.

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Safe and Lead: How the Velocity Business Philosophy Impacts Component Management — And Your Bottom Line

October 17th, 2018

SAFE, our code of conduct, and LEAD, our core values, not only define our business philosophy, but are embedded into our component management systems.

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For Electronic Components Procurement, 4 Reasons to Make Velocity Your Partner

October 9th, 2018

In the competitive and complex marketplace of electronic components procurement, what does it take for you to be successful? Cue Velocity. 

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