High-Tech Media Veterans Launch Electronics Purchasing Strategies

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Online Resource & Portal for the Underserved Global Electronics Purchasing and Supply Chain Community

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Following the demise of many of the electronics industry’s top publications, three of the technology industry's leading editors − Bolaji Ojo, Gina Roos and Barbara Jorgensen − have announced the launch of Electronics Purchasing Strategies (EPS). This unique online resource is focused on the needs of component buyers, sellers and suppliers. EPS provides extensive coverage of all segments of the industry including the economy, government/industry rules and regulations, purchasing and manufacturing strategies, contract manufacturing, distribution, logistics, software development, and component manufacturing and trends.

EPS (http://www.epsnewsonline.com/) aims to empower, inform and connect professionals in the electronics design, manufacturing and supply chain community by providing critical resources and tools – and an avenue for sharing best practices and discussing the latest developments of significance to their jobs.

“EPS' goal is to help procurement and purchasing professionals do their jobs better and connect them with supply chain partners to facilitate the cost-effective manufacturing of electronic products − on time and on budget,” said Roos.

“Electronics procurement and purchasing professionals are currently being underserved by industry news providers,” said Ojo. “Major publications like Purchasing Magazine and Electronic News that served the industry for decades have been shuttered and the offerings from the few surviving publications have been whittled down to blogs.

“Those publications that still exist focus on niche topics or offer only opinions or blogs. The industry also has been starved of comprehensive analysis and discussions of the challenges, opportunities and issues it continues to deal with on a daily basis,” Ojo added.

The menu of offerings provided by Electronics Purchasing Strategies includes the following:

  •     Inventory Tracker
  •     Purchasing Conditions & Procurement Best Practices
  •     End-of-Life Information
  •     Regulatory Information and other Compliance Monitoring Tools
  •     Product Availability – Demand & Supply Monitoring of Key Components
  •     Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Information
  •     Supply Chain Best Practices
  •     Manufacturing Conditions
  •     News and Feature Articles
  •     Corporate Profiles
  •     Industry and Sector-Specific Research
  •     Interconnects, Passives and Electromechanical (IP&E) Components Coverage
  •     Distribution News
  •     New Products & Services for the Electronics Industry
  •     Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) Coverage
  •     Custom Content for Corporate Public Relations and Media Outreach
  •     Sector-Specific Newsletters on Contract Manufacturing, IP&E, Power, etc.

“In addition, EPS will focus on the coverage of small, medium and moderately large companies that have largely been ignored by big media houses; thereby providing purchasers with more opportunities to find highly qualified suppliers that have operated under the radar for far too long,” said Jorgensen. “EPS will also have an extensive focus on interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) as well as power component markets, which also have been underserved in the industry. Executive Q&As and profiles of these companies will be the cornerstone for these focus areas,” according to Jorgensen.

Through a variety of products and services on the website, including insight and opinions from industry leaders, and other channels including video, webinars, quarterly print publications and custom content creation (http://electronicspurchasingstrategies.com/media-kit/), EPS supports the critical activities in the electronics supply chain.


EPS is led by high-tech and electronics media veterans Ojo, editor-in-chief and publisher; Roos, executive editor, and Jorgensen, managing editor, bringing a combined 60 years of experience covering the electronics industry.

Bolaji Ojo has been a journalist for almost 30 years and has covered the electronics industry for about 15 years. He has reported on many of the industry's leading companies, interviewed top executives and written extensively on key developments and management strategies. He led or contributed in the launch of several leading industry publications, including Electronic Buyer's News (EBN), Electronics Supply & Manufacturing and EE Times Confidential. He previously worked at Bloomberg News, Bridge News, Futures World News and Asia Inc. In addition to electronics supply chain issues, Ojo is also a business and finance expert and enjoys dissecting the financial performance and outlook of enterprises in the electronics industry. He previously worked as editor-in-chief of EBN and Electronics Supply and Manufacturing magazine and as business editor for both EE Times and EBN, one of the first publications to track the industry supply chain.

Gina Roos is a business and technology veteran who has for more than 25 years contributed print and web articles to a number of influential trade publications in the electronics industry, including EBN, Electronic Business (EB), Electronic Design News (EDN), and Purchasing. She was editor-in-chief at Electronics Sourcing North America; held the position of editor for UBM's Green SupplyLine, which she helped launch, and Electronics Supply & Manufacturing websites, and was a contributor to EE Times' eeProductCenter component website for 13 years. She also authored the "In the Channel" column, covering the electronics distribution industry for EE Times ProductWeek. Roos was the founder and editor of Electronics Advocate, an online magazine covering design and supply chain issues in the electronics industry. The publication was sold to MMG Publishing UK in 2010.

Barbara Jorgensen has more than 20 years' experience as a journalist, working for leading electronics industry publications such as EB, EBN and EDN. As a freelance writer, she wrote and managed an award-winning custom publication for Sager Electronics; was a leading contributor to Avnet Global Perspectives magazine; a regular columnist for the National Electronics Distributors Association monthly newsletter and wrote for industry associations such as IPC. She was also a featured blogger on the b2b Website Allbusiness.com and helped launch Electronics Sourcing North America, a start-up magazine serving purchasing professionals in the Americas. Prior to her freelance career, she was a senior editor at EB, the pre-eminent management magazine for the electronics industry, featuring world-class manufacturing companies such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and Flextronics International. Before joining EB for the second time, she spent six years with EBN as managing editor, distribution, winning several awards for coverage of the distribution beat.

E-mail: Contact Gina (gina.roos(at)epsnewsonline(dot)com) with editorial inquiries for feature articles and new products, Barbara (barbara.jorgensen(at)epsnewsonline(dot)com) for editorial inquiries for news, and Bolaji (bolaji.ojo(at)epsnewsonline(dot)com) for editorial blog inquiries and sponsorship opportunities. For sales opportunities please contact sales(at)epsnewsonline(dot)com.

For additional information on EPS, visit http://www.epsnewsonline.com.

EPS is a publication of BBG Enterprises Inc., Mansfield, Mass.


Editorial Contacts:

Bolaji Ojo
Editor-in-Chief & Publisher
Tel: (610) 279-2712
E-mail: bolaji.ojo(at)epsnewsonline(dot)com

Gina Roos
Executive Editor
Tel: (207) 989-2368
E-mail: gina.roos(at)epsnewsonline(dot)com

Barbara Jorgensen
Managing Editor, News
Tel: (508) 337-5988
E-mail: barbara.jorgensen(at)epsnewsonline(dot)com

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