EPS Unveils 1st Annual Survey of Electronics Purchasing Professionals

Electronics Purchasing Strategies finds component purchasing professionals are satisfied with their career choice, despite pressures to do more with less.

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The purchasing study represents another way for EPS to provide electronics supply chain professionals with critical resources and tools, and an avenue for sharing best practices and latest developments of significance to their jobs.

Mansfield, MA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014

Electronic component purchasing professionals are generally satisfied with their career choice, despite pressures to do more with less, according to a survey commissioned by Electronics Purchasing Strategies (EPS) magazine and carried out by Beacon Technology Partners.

As part of its mission to empower, inform and connect professionals within the underserved global electronics purchasing and supply chain community, EPS administered the first purchasing survey since the demise of Purchasing magazine four years ago. The survey provides a look at demographics, roles, skills and challenges for buyers of interconnect, passive and electromechanical components, power devices and semiconductors.

For example, the survey finds the average purchasing professional is a 49-year-old male college graduate with 17 years of experience. Seventy-three percent of purchasing professionals who responded are very experienced in establishing and maintaining vendor relationships and 60% recommend new products and technologies during product development. Many have engineering backgrounds. All use vendor web sites to research, compare and buy.

“The purchasing study represents another way for EPS to provide electronics supply chain professionals with critical resources and tools, and an avenue for sharing best practices and latest developments of significance to their jobs,” said Bolaji Ojo, editor-in-chief and publisher, EPS.

The results of the purchasing survey are available at Electronics Purchasing Strategies (EPS).
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About Electronics Purchasing Strategies (EPS)
Electronics Purchasing Strategies (EPS) is a unique online resource 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 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.