The hybrid distribution model provides a powerful competitive advantage when it comes time to source electronic components. Your hybrid distributor will offer a diverse line card that blends authorized, independent, and factory direct lines for resilient and comprehensive sourcing.
A traditional distributor has limitations. With some you may only have access to a narrow selection of the most popular authorized lines, while others limit you to smaller independent lines that may be less known or up-to-date with recent industry advancements. The hybrid model gives you the best of both worlds.
Sensible Micro’s carefully vetted combination of authorized, independent, and direct lines will mean faster lead times, reliable access to both cutting-edge and obsolete parts, and high quality at the best possible price point.
But that’s not all. When you choose to source electronic components with a hybrid distributor — like Sensible Micro — you’re also leveraging three major advantages:
1. Existing Relationships
Sensible Micro has spent more than 15 years developing and refining a sophisticated global hybrid network of fully vetted suppliers. With our existing relationships across the U.S., Europe, and Asia, you’ll be able to save valuable time and expedite orders specific to the regions where you need them.
Strong relationships across the authorized and independent areas of the supply chain are critical to bargain shopping. Whereas an authorized line must adhere to a strict set of supplier guidelines on selling prices, our independent vendors typically do not. All of your options are on the table. Sensible Micro carefully evaluates all vendors and relationships with a proprietary rating system to guarantee that the suppliers in our network meet or exceed customer expectations.
2. Hot Stock on Hand
Our team makes it a priority to keep stock on hand for the most in-demand semiconductors, circuits, connectors, and other hardware from our authorized suppliers. However, you will also be able to rely on our flexible hybrid network to source electronic components that are niche, custom, or obsolete.
Such a diverse and deep network also means it’s quick and easy to source electronic components — even obsolete ones — that may not be carried by the big authorized lines. We know who to talk to when locating the parts you need, which puts an end to the long lead times and exorbitant costs that are typical for hard-to-find parts.
Sensible Micro always keeps careful tabs on the hottest parts, whether they’re the newest chips from flagship brands or hot industry workhorses that are growing harder and harder to find. We also regularly source niche, custom, or obsolete products from our vast network of carefully vetted independent lines.
3. Early Access to Breaking News
The size and diversity of our hybrid supplier network has intelligence benefits as well. Sensible Micro has early access to valuable industry insights even before many OEMs and manufacturers receive the latest breaking news.
When you work with a hybrid distributor like Sensible Micro, you can often get the tips you need to get ahead of the market and buy before a shortage takes hold or a product sees increased demand. Liquidating your inventory at the right moment is also important, and Sensible always has an ear to the ground, listening for opportunities to recoup value on stock that isn’t moving.
Contact us today to get started and source electronic components better, faster, and easier than ever before.