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May 3, 2012 offers buyers and managers the latest news, trends, market insights, product updates and global supply chain solutions all in one place.

Welcome to, the website for sourcing and supply chain managers. We are excited to bring this new resource to the supply chain audience and hope you will take some time to browse the site and see what we have in store. offers buyers and managers the latest news, trends, market insights, product updates and global supply chain solutions all in one place. To do this, we combine the strength of the Penton Media Design Engineering & Sourcing Group with experienced purchasing and distribution media professionals to offer top-notch editorial and a broad market reach.

Initially, will focus on the electronics supply chain, but we will broaden our reach to cover more industry verticals in the months ahead.  We’ll draw from a wide range of sources to bring you information that can help improve your business, including our regular Distribution Resource content featured in Electronic Design magazine, monthly industry updates from our Distribution News e-newsletter, and weekly news and blog postings here from our editorial staff.  We will also provide links to key industry resources such as our parts search engine SourceESB and key content sources within the Penton Media portfolio and other alliances.

Here’s a quick look at some of the site features:

·        Our Distributor Pages offer a look at some of the top electronics distributors, drawn for our annual Top 50 Distributors report, which runs each May in Electronic Design. Here you will find general information about each company, along with links to news and feature stories about company and industry issues.

·        Our News, Supply Chain, and Markets pages provide the latest industry updates and offer a focused look at key end markets such as medical, military/aerospace, consumer electronics, LEDs and more.

·        Our Resource Center connects you with design and supply chain resources from the Penton Media Design Engineering & Sourcing Group, including Electronic Design, SourceESB, engineeringTV, Machine Design and Microwaves & RF. Each of these resources delves deeper into technical issues and sourcing, giving you access to an even wider range of information.

·        And finally, you can connect with industry peers on our Community pages, where you can follow the hot topics right now on Facebook and Twitter.

We welcome your feedback on the site as we continue to build this resource for sourcing and supply chain managers. In the weeks ahead, look for coverage on catalog distribution, global sourcing, minority business development, counterfeit electronics, value-added services, and much more. And be sure to join the conversation by connecting with us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribing to our monthly Distribution News e-newsletter.

Thank you for visiting We look forward to providing you with the best information to improve your business and your supply chain.

About the Author

Victoria Fraza Kickham | Distribution Editor

Victoria Kickham is the distribution editor for Electronic Design magazine, SourceESB and, where she covers issues related to the electronics supply chain. Victoria started out as a general assignment reporter for several Boston-area newspapers before joining Industrial Distribution magazine, where she spent 14 years covering industrial markets. She served as ID’s managing editor from 2000 to 2010. Victoria has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree in English from Northeastern University.

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