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element14 India provides advice on securing supply chain for medical components in uncertain times

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has presented purchasers with a major challenge in sourcing electronic components and resulted in healthcare systems worldwide facing an extreme shortfall of ventilators and their components. Buyers are faced with two challenges: accessing components in the quantities and timescales required, and accessing products with the required certifications to ensure reliability in the healthcare environment. 

As the coronavirus crisis accelerates, element14 is doing its bit by procuring the components to fulfil orders and support the customers as they produce medical equipment

element14 has also published a ventilator reference design to help design engineers get started. The complexity of a system can differ significantly, but standard elements in a medical ventilator system remain the same.

element14 stocks a wide range of sensors (Humidity, Pressure, Temperature and Flow), MCUs, AC/DC Power Supplies, DC/DC Power Supplies, Wireless modules and many more products from leading manufacturers such as NXP, STMicroelectronics, ON Semiconductor, Microchip, Renesas and Infineon to support design needs in this critical phase.

Vinesh Pulse, National Sales Manager at element14 said, “Demand for components for medical devices has surged. In order to secure supply chain in uncertain times, manufacturers can turn to distributors for assistance. Look for a distributor that has items in stock for a faster service, digital capabilities to continue in this disruptive environment, a strong technical support team to help identify alternatives when supply is challenged and great relationships with carriers and suppliers. During COVID-19 element14 worked with suppliers to create some direct-ship options so that stock could be shipped direct to customers from the supplier warehouse, speeding up the supply chain. element14 also worked with suppliers to source additional stock at short notice for specific critical orders on behalf of their customers.”

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Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair.  From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7.  With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localised websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.

Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 in Asia Pacific.  It also sells direct to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.

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