When faced with a critical component requirement, timely and accurate market information is essential to maintaining production output... and in this case, bigger is definitely better! At Classic Components our customers can leverage the world’s most liquid electronics trading network in the industry - consisting of over 200+ Sales and Purchasing agents worldwide.
Many companies in the Open Market claim to have effective shortage sourcing capabilities. The industry is wrought with small to medium sized brokers that tout sophisticated software, portals and systems that enable them to quickly identify reliable Vendors to support shortage requirements.
In reality, because of their limited size and scope, their modus operandi is to blast out your requirement on a global basis to a host of questionable suppliers; achieving nothing more than to create the perception of a much broader issue and over-heating the marketplace.
The final result is that manufacturers end up having to pay much more for the part(s) than they normally would have if a more tightly controlled process were employed. Ironically, most of these mid to lower tiered brokers end up turning to companies like Classic to fill those requirements - creating unnecessary profit erosion by incorporating a ‘middle-man’.