Independent components cross-reference for improved purchasing efficiency

Independent components cross-reference for improved purchasing efficiency

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In this context, the R&D and purchasing capacity to find several technical alternates for a component can be leveraged to increase the lifecycle of an application and maintain its profitability over time. For example, avoiding single source components is an important improvement for purchases benchmarking approaches.

Whilst more and more companies (EMS, ODM and OEM) agree with this idea, they face R&D and purchasing issues directly linked to their teams’ available time to manage this rational approach, even more so when application design lead times become shorter to reach market sooner.

What is a "cross reference"?

We speak of cross reference when a component manufacturer identifies for its competitors’ parts numbers, what are its own parts numbers that could be compliant (partially or completely). The number of worldwide electrical, electromechanical and electronic components manufacturers is particularly important and therefore it is very difficult for companies to be able to capitalize on all these sources and related data.

That is why an external tool dedicated to cross references data capitalization turns out to be efficient and profitable for EMS, OEM and ODM companies.

CrossFinder E-Base as a tool

Offered by AdOpas, CrossFinder E-Base capitalizes 2 million cross references through the monitoring of nearly 5,000 manufacturers worldwide. Available with a simple internet access, the tool allows users to identify cross references through a simple search for single or multiple manufacturer part numbers, across the tool’s database but also through the web via specific internet web requests.

CrossFinder E-Base covers all the purchases families of electrical, electromechanical and electronic components (fuses, automation, relays, switches, connectors, capacitors, RF components, led, diodes, integrated circuits, memory, and more).

The company does not sale components and is therefore completely independent. It offers access to its sourcing support tool through a monthly subscription to its EMS, ODM, and OEM customers.

AdOpas offers a CrossFinder E-Base free trial period for new users to experiment the tool first-hand.

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