What to do if you can’t find the electronic components you need

As an OEM, you can’t afford to have issues with your component supply. When a machine breaks down or when you have a large batch order to fulfil, you need to be on the ball and ready to meet the expectations of your clients.

To source the parts you need, it makes sense to turn to your usual supplier, but what if they no longer supply the part you need? What if their pricing structure has changed and you can no longer justify the expense? Finding the parts you need for your business suddenly got much more complicated. You need to stay within budget and find a reliable supplier who you can depend on to meet your expectations and fulfil your orders.

This is a common scenario facing many SMEs; signing up with the wrong supplier can have an adverse effect on your entire business. You need to get things right the first time, so with this in mind I’ve gathered some simple advice on what to do if you can’t find the electronic components you need. Read on to find out more.

Upload your entire BOM

Whether you’re looking for interconnecting components or this switching controller part, you can head online to Sourcengine.com and upload your entire BOM with a few simple clicks. You’ll be able to choose from over 550 million parts, available from carefully vetted vendors who have been specifically selected due to their ability to meet the expectations of businesses large or small, at home and internationally.

Set your specific component criteria

Sifting through millions of electronic components is time consuming to say the least, thankfully with Sourcengine’s quoting tool, you can actively search for the parts you want by uploading your BOM, then set your search criteria to find the parts that suit your needs. Whether you’re influenced by a specific part, delivery times, price, supplier type or even packaging condition, you’ll be able to find what you need as quickly as possible and for the price you need.

Consider looking further afield

If you’ve only ever limited your procurement process to national vendors, then this is the perfect time to look further afield and consider vendors with worldwide fulfilment capabilities. Using sourcengine.com means you can order parts from all over the world, safe in the knowledge that you’re working with fulfilment experts.

Schedule your delivery

If you’re ordering multiple parts or collective orders, then you can specifically schedule when you need your electronic components to arrive. Knowing when to expect your component deliveries, means you’ll be able to tailor your production schedule with ease, and keep your supply chain moving at a pace that suits you.

Final thoughts… As an OEM, it’s important that your production line keeps moving and that your orders and ultimately your clients are fulfilled. Being unable to source the parts you need could be the perfect opportunity to invest in a new procurement process. Head online to Sourcengine.com to upload your BOM and find the electronic parts you need.