What Does a Collaborative Advantage Mean?
Partnering with a company is very much like a courtship. You meet, discover commonalities, determine compatibility, mutual interests, and finally, form a partnership. Knowing that a potential partner shares the same values and principles is pivotal to your company’s growth and success. You want to work together to bring out the best in each other.
That’s essentially the idea behind a “collaborative advantage” – working together to make a difference and position each company for success. Area51 Electronics understands the value of offering the Collaborative Advantage.
Working Together for the Greater Good
Area51 Electronics is both an authorized and independent distributor of electronic components and hard-to-find, obsolete parts. This unique collaborative approach in distributing components – what Area51 Electronics defines as the Collaborative Advantage – is all about forming an alliance to ensure both companies are working synergistically for the greater good.
Area51’s Collaborative Advantage is designed to give companies a competitive advantage – offering both lines of distribution to maximize each other’s strengths and open up access to a vast amount of resources.
With the Collaborative Advantage, companies will be able to better synchronize all orders and processes in one place. This eliminates the headaches associated with jumping from one distributor-type to another, giving companies more opportunities to save time, money, and focus on growing their business.
The article, “Collaborative Advantage: The Art of Alliances” by the Harvard Business Review, sums it up best when describing this innovative approach to partnerships. “The strongest and closest collaborations are value-chain partnerships, such as supplier-customer relationships. Companies in different industries with different but complementary skills link their capabilities to create value for ultimate users,” the article states.
Gaining Access to Authorized Lines
By collaborating with Area51 Electronics, companies gain access to its large, diverse network of authorized manufacturers in various industries such as the energy, automotive, industrial, medical, aerospace, and automation sectors.
This means that your company will get the assurance that you’re receiving authentic parts purchased directly through Area51 Electronics’ authorized sources.
Having access to a larger supply of products and resources provides more purchasing flexibility, lowers costs, a stress-free buying process and shorter lead times – which is extremely vital to those who rely on just-in-time deliveries.
Area51 Electronics takes pride in its policy to go above and beyond to ensure all products are authentic, verified, handled, and stored in accordance with industry quality standards.
With Area51’s authorized lines and supply chain traceability, you’ll acquire all manufacturers’ full range of up-to-date technical and product information, including documented evidence of a part’s supply chain history. This documentation will identify all supply chain intermediaries involved, starting from the original component manufacturers (OCM) – arming you with the power of supply chain traceability to avoid suspect counterfeit and counterfeit parts from entering your supply chain.
The Other End of the Supply Chain: Going the Independent Route
Area51 Electronics takes the Collaborative Advantage to a higher level, offering a truly diverse supply chain with its independent network. They allow you to tap into their own inventory of electronic components, hard-to-find parts, and large supplier network, which includes original equipment manufacturers (OEM), contract manufacturers, and other distributors from around the world and different ends of the supply chain.
What does this mean for your business? With Area51’s Collaborative Advantage, you have everything you need to better optimize your supply chain, gain value-added solutions, and accomplish your objectives.
In closing, forming a partnership with another company doesn’t rest solely on chemistry. It’s based on having common goals and interests, a desire to capitalize on each other’s strengths through collaboration and working together, and sharing insights and resources to position each other for continued growth and success.