Smith & Associates Introduces Expansive Supply Chain Service Division
Smith’s new Global Services division is the culmination of thirty-plus years of supply chain expertise.
Houston, TX (February 24, 2016) – Smith & Associates, the largest independent distributor of electronic components, today announces the launch of its new supply chain service division, Smith Global Services. This program builds upon Smith’s three-plus decades in electronic component distribution to deliver customized service models to partners worldwide.
Smith Global Services consists of a suite of supply chain management models that address the varying needs of Smith’s diverse customer base worldwide, from excess inventory solutions to component recovery, flashing, and kitting services. With experts at every level of its organization, Smith works with customers’ teams to determine their business goals and requirements. The company will then pinpoint the proper Global Services model to address these aims and tailor it to the specific customer.
This customization is the key focus of the program.
“Each of our partners’ business models and situations is unique, along with the challenges they face,” said Marc Barnhill, Chief Trading Officer of Smith & Associates. “Whether these challenges stem from scarce resources, market or operational complexity, or supplier restraints, we’re able to engineer custom programs to deal with these challenges and give them the tools and processes they need to thrive.”
The resulting solutions Smith designs are fully flexible and scalable, utilizing engineering, storage, logistics, and sourcing expertise to plan out all levels of a project. Consultations with Smith representatives and post-launch assessments for continuous improvement ensure that a customer’s solution is fully functional and supported.
“As customers’ supply chains have grown more complex, we’ve expanded and reimagined our services to offer them support that is essential to navigate the evolving market,” said Barnhill. “The service Smith offers goes far and away beyond simple sourcing.”
More information on Smith’s suite of Global Service offerings and capabilities is available on the company’s website
About Smith & Associates
Founded in Houston in 1984, Smith & Associates
is a leader in the independent distribution of semiconductors and electronic components to electronics and high-tech manufacturers. Smith offers shortage sourcing for commodity and obsolete parts, innovative purchasing and inventory management solutions, redistribution of excess inventory, and component stocking for warranty and repair programs.
A privately-held company, Smith & Associates employs more than 350 people worldwide, with annual revenue in excess of US $748 million. Smith's regional hubs in Houston, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam are ISO certified. In addition, sales and purchasing offices are located in Austin, Silicon Valley, Guadalajara, New York, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Seoul, Taipei, Penang, and Bangalore. For more information, see http://www.smithweb.com/
or, to reach a Smith representative 24 hours a day, please call: 1.800.HOUSTON or +1 713.430.3000.
For more information, contact:
Smith & Associates, V.P. of Marketing