Take advantage of independent, real-time strategic sourcing
network to dramatically shorten quote cycle time and improve
Pasadena, Calif. - April 15, 2002 - eConnections Inc.,
the leading provider of extended supply chain intelligence
solutions, announced today that Garrett Electronics Corp.
of Santa Maria, CA, and PSC Electronics of Santa Clara, CA,
have joined the eConnections strategic sourcing network community
of more than 1,500 electronics industry companies.
The addition of these innovative distributors reflects the
continued growth of the eConnections network the only
business process hub in the electronics industry that offers
an independent platform for strategic sourcing, as part of
a suite of supply chain management applications. The eConnections
application suite features real-time, transparent connectivity
for managing the entire supply chain, either inside an organization
or across the extended supply chain outside a company's four
First introduced in January 2001, eConnections Quote Manager
(eCQM) is a comprehensive strategic sourcing solution designed
specifically for the electronics industry that provides as
much as a 50 to 65 percent reduction in quote cycle time and
associated costs. eCQM features "come as you are"
connectivity, allowing companies to plug in without the requirement
to conform to specific standards or to purchase and install
costly network software.
Using eCQM, supply chain partners can leverage the Web to
collaborate more effectively throughout the quote process.
The system automatically distributes requests for quotes (RFQs)
based on a customer's rules for preferred vendors. So far,
the eConnections system has processed more than $7 billion
in quotes, providing access to some 15 million part numbers
and more than $12 billion in available inventory.
eCQM is part of the eConnections suite of extended supply
chain intelligence services, including eConnections Demand
Manager (eCDM), Supply Manager (eCSM) and Inventory Manager
(eCIM), all specifically designed for collaborative management
of the electronics industry's global marketplace.
In addition to Garrett and PSC, other members of the eConnections
strategic sourcing network include: Agilent Technologies Inc.
(NYSE: A), All American Semiconductor (NASDAQ:SEMI), Arrow
Electronics (NYSE:ARW), Artesyn Technologies (NASDAQ:ATSN),
Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML), Avnet (NYSE:AVT), AVX Corporation
(NYSE:AVX), Bell Microproducts (NASDAQ:BELM), Bourns Inc.,
Capsco, Digi-Key Corporation, Dove Electronic Components,
FCI/Berg, Force Electronics, Future Electronics, Fujitsu Takamisawa
America, Heiland Electronics, Hitachi Semiconductor America,
Infineon Technologies Corporation (NYSE: IFX), International
Rectifier Corporation (NYSE: IRF), Jaco Electronics, Inc.
(NASDAQ:JACO), KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM), The Memec Group
(which includes Insight Electronics and Unique Technologies),
Molex Inc. (NASDAQ:MOLX and MOLXA), Murata Electronics North
America, NEC Electronics, Nu Horizons (NASDAQ:NUHC), ON Semiconductor
(Nasdaq: ONNN), Pioneer-Standard Electronics (NYSE:PIOS),
Projections Unlimited, Inc., QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK),
Richardson Electronics, Reptron Electronics (NYSE:REPT), Rochester
Electronics, Sager Electronics, Toshiba America Electronic
Components and TTI, Inc.
eConnections is the leading provider of extended supply chain
intelligence solutions specifically designed for collaboration
to manage the electronics industry's global marketplace. eConnections
offers supply chain services that combine embedded domain
expertise with authorized connections to a community of more
than 1,500 of the world's leading suppliers, distributors
and manufacturers' representatives. eConnections provides
electronics companies with trusted, net-native solutions that
streamline the complexity of the supply chains in which they
operate and enable them to get the right product to the right
place, at the right time, in the most efficient way possible.
eConnections, a privately held company, is headquartered in
Pasadena, Calif. For more information, please visit www.eConnections.com.
About Garrett Electronics Corp.
Located in Santa Maria, California, Garrett Electronics is
a stocking distributor of passive and discrete components
specializing in surface mount technologies. Our niche is supplying
OEMs and CEMs during the design and development phase. To
find out more about our unique services, which include support
for short reels, prototype quantities and engineering design
kits please visit our website at http://www.garrettelec.com.
About PSC Electronics
PSC Electronics is an authorized, stocking distributor of
magnetic, interconnect, electro-mechanical, and passive components.
Founded in 1985, PSC now has five locations serving North
America. Although we have the resources to serve the largest
O.E.M.s and C.E.M.s in the world, we are small enough to provide
individual service tailored to each of our customers' unique
business requirements. All orders received before 4:00 p.m.
Pacific time are shipped the same day. Custom cable assembly,
kitting, and bar code labeling are just some of the value
added services offered to our customers. For more information
about how our professional service commitment can help your
business please visit http://www.pscelex.com