Electronics Purchasing Strategies: “Semiconductor Vendors Turn to Vertical Integration”
Written by Kirk Wehby, Chief Operating Officer, Smith & Associates
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
In this article, Smith COO Kirk Wehby discusses the steady growth of vertical integration in the semiconductor industry. There is a particular focus on how vertically-integrated distributors “are leveraging existing capabilities and aligning what is in-place across their global offices to offer more elegant and seamless value added services to customers.” Among these services are consolidating costs and providing full transparency and accountability in an evolving supply chain.