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4 SMT007 MAGAZINE I JANUARY 2019 Component supplies, prices, and lead times are in a great deal of turmoil. And there are a LOT of moving parts to this set of circumstances, ranging from a sustained increase in demand for parts, pricing pres- sures on manufacturers, and premature parts obso- lescence. All of these factors wreak havoc on elec- tronics manufacturing. In this issue, we explore the drivers and the coping mechanisms from all points of the supply chain. Supply Chain in Crisis The Electronic Component Shortage Crisis: A Veteran Engineer's Perspective by John Watson Digi-Key's Dave Doherty: Tweaking the Supply Chain by Nolan Johnson and Andy Shaughnessy Dan Schoenfelder: Searching for Parts in Real Time by the I-Connect007 Editorial Team Stephanie Martin: Component Supply Challenges From the Catbird Seat by the I-Connect007 Editorial Team Sunstones's Matt Stevenson on Supply Chain Issues in Quick-turn Fabrication by Barry Matties and Nolan Johnson No Rest for the Weary: Supply Chain Pressures Are Here to Stay! by Jamey Mann Natasha Baker: Supply Chain Transparency Inside the CAD Tool by Nolan Johnson 12 20 30 40 54 64 70 JANUARY 2019 • FEATURED CONTENT 12 64 20

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