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Overcoming Electronic Component Supply Chain Disruptions with Spectra

Nexar, a business unit of Altium LLC, recently launched Spectra — a suite of electronic industry data intelligence offerings and products that helps businesses better anticipate supply chain challenges and opportunities.

Nexar’s unique industry position provides a broad view of the electronics market. The Electronic Design to Delivery Index (EDDI) is among Spectra’s inaugural tools. A free monthly report, EDDI helps businesses identify trends by bringing together historical data for millions of electronic components—two years’ worth of insights—delivering current global stock availability and how that compares to a pre-pandemic baseline of January 2020.

EDDI consists of two parts: the Industry Supply Index, which provides a view of inventory trends, and the Industry Demand Index, which reveals how challenging it will be to source parts. Part insights provided by EDDI are a valuable resource when making crucial supply chain decisions such as component selection or whether to pursue alternate parts. EDDI is an effective tool that can be added to many workflows, including design and supply chain, to proactively identify and address categories and components of concern.

The data provided by the Spectra suite helps businesses and industry professionals respond more strategically to fluctuating market conditions. Spectra gives a clear view into the current electronic component landscape, enabling smarter decision-making when sourcing parts.

To learn more about Spectra’s suite of data intelligence products or to subscribe to the monthly EDDI report, visit nexar.com/spectra.

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