Procurement is a serious job, especially in the electronics industry. However, every professional has had their share of face-palm moments. Here’s a fun list of some unforgettable procurement fails, both big and small, that might just make you chuckle:
- The ‘Almost’ Right Part
Always double-check those datasheets!
- Deciphering the Acronyms
- The Lead Time Letdown
Intergalactic shipping hasn’t been invented yet, has it?
- Expiry Date Drama
Time to get soldering!
- Storage Snafus
Welcome to the ‘fried chips’ club.
- Magnetic Mishaps
Oops, that wasn’t very attractive!
- The ‘MOQ’ Mystery
That’s probably why the supplier looked puzzled when you wanted to order only five units.
- Mismatched Connectors
Maybe they were for a parallel universe.
- RoHS Confusions
Here’s hoping you have a friendly compliance team!
- Barcode Blunders
Maybe it’s the universe telling you to take a break.