Smith & Associates Introduces Expansive Supply Chain Service Division

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Smith’s new Global Services division is the culmination of thirty-plus years of supply chain expertise.

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As customers’ supply chains have grown more complex, we’ve expanded and reimagined our services to offer them support that is essential to navigate the evolving market.

Smith & Associates, the largest independent distributor of electronic components, today announces the launch of its new supply chain service division, Smith Global Services. This program builds upon Smith’s three-plus decades in electronic component distribution to deliver customized service models to partners worldwide.

Smith Global Services consists of a suite of supply chain management models that address the varying needs of Smith’s diverse customer base worldwide, from excess inventory solutions to component recovery, flashing, and kitting services. With experts at every level of its organization, Smith works with customers’ teams to determine their business goals and requirements. The company will then pinpoint the proper Global Services model to address these aims and tailor it to the specific customer.

This customization is the key focus of the program.

“Each of our partners’ business models and situations is unique, along with the challenges they face,” said Marc Barnhill, Chief Trading Officer of Smith & Associates. “Whether these challenges stem from scarce resources, market or operational complexity, or supplier restraints, we’re able to engineer custom programs to deal with these challenges and give them the tools and processes they need to thrive.”

The resulting solutions Smith designs are fully flexible and scalable, utilizing engineering, storage, logistics, and sourcing expertise to plan out all levels of a project. Consultations with Smith representatives and post-launch assessments for continuous improvement ensure that a customer’s solution is fully functional and supported.

“As customers’ supply chains have grown more complex, we’ve expanded and reimagined our services to offer them support that is essential to navigate the evolving market,” said Barnhill. “The service Smith offers goes far and away beyond simple sourcing.”

More information on Smith’s suite of Global Service offerings and capabilities is available on the company’s website.

About Smith & Associates

Founded in 1984, Smith & Associates is a global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components and a trusted provider of efficiency-enhancing supply chain services to electronics and high-tech manufacturers. Smith’s investment in advanced in-house labs, a highly trained professional team, and strategically located global support centers offers our partners complete sourcing and inventory management solutions.

A privately held company, Smith & Associates employs more than 400 people worldwide, with over $500 million in sales annually. Smith's regional hubs in Houston, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam are ISO-certified. In addition, sales and purchasing offices are located in Austin, Silicon Valley, Guadalajara, New York, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Seoul, Taipei, Penang, and Bangalore. For more information, see or, to reach a Smith representative 24 hours a day, please call: 1.800.HOUSTON or +1 713.430.3000.


For more information, contact:
Mark Bollinger
Smith & Associates, V.P. of Marketing
+1 713.430.3038

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