There continue to be a slew of great discussions on LinkedIn pertaining to component sourcing and counterfeits, with good reason. For recently, for example, a person identifying themselves as a purchasing manager at Askoll SEI, an industrial heating appliance OEM, posted the following note:
I am in shortage with a capacitor:UUB1A101MCR1GS, Nichicon. I need 20K.
Is anyone that can help me with? By chance, do you have it on stock?
All I can say is, if the PM finds the missing part, it is unlikely she will do so through a company on Askoll’s AVL. And if that’s the case, isn’t this exactly what experts on keeping component supply chains “clean” rail against?