Trade War Tariffs and High Shortages in Electronic Components are a Huge Problem
by Christian Fix on Jan 10, 2019
"A storm in the electronics industry is spreading into automotive, aerospace, healthcare industries and more - just about any supply chain that calls for electronic components" says Maryliz Burns, contributor for SupplyChainBrain.com. The industry is already experiencing long lead times that have no sight of getting any better anytime soon. When you add the tariffs to the shortage equation, you are looking at even higher prices, and an increased risk of counterfeit components.
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