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May 2022 – Streamline your Component Sourcing

Published on: 31/05/2022

GD Rectifiers shares their top five tips on how to streamline your component sourcing

Collage of 20 semiconductor images of diodes, thyristors, IGBTs, MOSFETs, diode modules and thyristor modules by GD Rectifiers, making component sourcing easier.

1)   Review your requirements and forecast where possible

Customers that provide component forecasts are least likely to experience delays in component sourcing. Forecasts help streamline the sourcing process and enables both the customer and distributor to plan ahead, secure the best possible pricing from the factory and eliminate long lead times.

 

2)   Consider accepting higher rated parts

Customers can bypass long lead times by accepting higher rated devices that are mechanically interchangeable in lieu of the part numbers required. Partner with your distributor to find out which parts they have in stock suitable for your application.

 

3)   Work closely with your distributor to set up call-off and scheduled orders

GD Rectifiers offers a number of flexible purchasing solutions, place a scheduled order to enjoy competitive, fixed pricing for up to 12 months. Our call-off orders provide maximum flexibility for when you need it most, we’ll stock the components in our warehouse until you need them.

 

4)   Leverage existing orders and requirements

Our dedicated sales team provide pioneering customer service and expert technical support, they work with customers to place repeat orders, receive non-stocked items on short lead times and design customised products suited to your applications.

 

5)   Consider smart ordering

Our sales team notify customers when call-off or scheduled orders are running low, giving them the opportunity to reorder, to help minimise unnecessary delays. We also welcome the opportunity to put in place smart ordering for customers, for frequently required parts simply tell us when you would like to put in a reorder and we’ll process the request for you. We’ll contact you when inventory is running low and contact you nearer the time for a PO number, making the ordering process as easy and stress-free as possible.

 

GD Rectifiers offer a simplified and flexible way to buying the electronic components you need. Our experienced team make it easy to check prices and lead times, and to review stock availability.

 

Our customers have direct access to our experienced sales team, asking the technical questions they need answers to quickly. We pride ourselves on the level of customer service we provide, paired with our technical experience and broad product portfolio. We’re confident we have the right product or solution for your application. As an authorised distributor for some of the industry’s largest electronic component brands such as Semikron, we help keep the automotive, rail, medical and infrastructure industries moving worldwide.

 

For further information on GD Rectifiers visit our About Us page here or to discuss an enquiry with our team please call: 01444 243 452 or email: enquiries@gdrectifiers.co.uk.

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