Featured on EBN: Component Shortages Give OEMs Cold Feet on Inventory Commitments

By Logan Wamsley

“There is little about the “Great Component Shortage of 2018” that hasn’t already been thoroughly analyzed. Unprecedented demand for smaller and more efficient passive electronics, especially in the automotive and IoT industries, has driven lead times for once commoditized components to the breaking point. What hasn’t been discussed, however, is the equal pushback OEMs are giving suppliers when the desired inventory is within their grasp — and how that needs to change…”

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