July 2018 - The Distributor Advantage
Published on: 10/07/2018
Distributors offer prototype and production volumes, flexible supply and transparency
Today, design engineers are becoming increasingly demanding of distributors.
They require instant sample quantities, quality field application engineer (FAE), support flexible production logistics and competitive pricing.
We explore the wide range of advantages that using distributors provide…
Design and Technical Support
The best distributors proactively encourage innovation and drive forward thinking. FAE’s use distributors technical expertise to identify new products that fill a niche in a project. The distributor is always at hand to offer technical guidance and support on new designs.
New Design Recommendations
Distributors recommend parts specifically for new designs and are able to give full visibility on real time and projected stock levels, notifying customers of the increasing lead times and high demand for products. Some distributors are also able to help design parts or recommend soon to be released components.
Distributors will support your inventory levels by offering call-off and scheduled orders to allow continuous product flow and to continue supplying demand. Distributors monitor the customers’ stock levels and advise customers on when stock is running low and needs reordering.
Distributors manage your account and help service you and your customers, they will liaise with the factories daily to ensure you receive the best pricing on components, accurate lead times and real-time stock levels.
GD Rectifiers is one of the UK’s leading independent distributors of electronic components and have been servicing engineers, buyers and procurement specialists for over 50 years.
They offer a wide range of semiconductors, circuit protection devices, passive components, Magnetic transducers and wound products, traction converters and subsystems to the rail, automotive, aerospace, medical and industrial industries.