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April 2022

We are hiring: Frontend Developer

Who we are:

  • A small, highly specialized consulting and service company located in Eschborn near Frankfurt, Germany
  • A young, dynamic team acting on their own responsibility
  • Our industry is the electronics industry
  • Our customers include well-known companies of all sizes
  • Our core business is supply chain optimization. Out of this core business a service division (calculations and purchasing support) as well as software products have been developed
  • Our software solutions have worldwide USPs and are used by world market leaders in the electronics industry
  • Due to a cooperation with the world’s largest electronics distributor, our geographical area of activity is currently expanding throughout Europe
  • It’s all about the team: As a growing company we appreciate values like customer orientation, teamwork and fairness on all levels

Your responsibilities:

  • You are part of a small agile team that innovates, develops and refines software solutions for the electronics industry
  • You will use your expertise to develop UX-friendly front-end applications
  • If required, you will also create product mockups to make the further development of the products tangible

Your profile:

  • A degree in (business) informatics or a comparable qualification. However, we are also happy to welcome cross-career candidates with the appropriate qualifications
  • Experienced with professional software development and agile working
  • Sound knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript plus experience with at least one well-known frontend framework (e.g. Angular or VueJS)
  • Test-driven development is close to your heart
  • We would appreciate knowledge of containerization (Docker) and automated build processes (e.g. CI/CD with Gitlab)
  • Very good language skills in English and preferably also German

Your career opportunities:

  • Would you like to develop into a full-stack developer and/or are you interested in DevOps practices? No problem, you can expand your expertise with us and contribute to our processes

What you can expect:

  • You work in a small, dynamic and fast growing company
  • Permanent employment contract with flexible working hours (home office, flextime)
  • The position is full-time, but also possible part-time (65% or 80%)
  • We care about you—as you will play a significant role in determining the development of our products

We are happy to negotiate the appropriate payment with you. We value good performance.

How to contact us:

We are looking forward to you! Please send us your application documents to:

Martina Thiele (she/her)

E-Mail: m.thiele@perzeptron.de | Mobile: +49 160 8956004

April 2022

We are hiring: Working student software development

Who we are:

  • A small, highly specialized consulting and service company located in Eschborn near Frankfurt, Germany
  • A young, dynamic team acting on their own responsibility
  • Our industry is the electronics industry
  • Our customers include well-known companies of all sizes
  • Our core business is supply chain optimization. Out of this core business a service division (calculations and purchasing support) as well as software products have been developed
  • Our software solutions have worldwide USPs and are used by world market leaders in the electronics industry
  • Due to a cooperation with the world’s largest electronics distributor, our geographical area of activity is currently expanding throughout Europe
  • It’s all about the team: As a growing company we appreciate values like customer orientation, teamwork and fairness on all levels

Your responsibilities:

  • You are part of a small agile team that innovates, develops and refines software solutions for the electronics industry
  • You develop technical solutions within the framework of SCRUM processes

Your profile:

  • You are studying business informatics, computer science or a similar subject. However, we are also happy to welcome cross-career candidates with the appropriate qualifications.
  • You have first experiences in programming and are interested in the use of modern web technologies.
  • Ideally, you already have some experience with HTML/CSS/Javascript and one of the following technologies: C#/.NET, Python/Django.
  • You are interested in containerization and continuous deployment/integration
  • Test-Driven-Development is a topic that you are passionate about
  • Very good language skills in English and preferably also German

Your opportunities:

  • You are full of new ideas? With us, an innovative environment awaits you in which you can put these ideas into practice

What you can expect:

  • You work in a small, dynamic and fast growing company
  • Working student contract with 10-15 hours/week
  • Chance of a permanent employment contract after your studies
  • We care about you—as you will play a significant role in determining the development of our products

We are happy to negotiate the appropriate payment with you. We value good performance.

How to contact us:

We are looking forward to you! Please send us your application documents to:

Martina Thiele (she/her)

E-Mail: m.thiele@perzeptron.de | Mobile: +49 160 8956004

September 2021

Electronics manufacturers share excess inventory: Perzeptron creates free marketplace

“Now is the time for the electronics industry to stick together,” say Andreas Koch and Markus Renner, managing directors of the consulting firm Perzeptron. With MiG Stock-DB, they have developed a free platform where electronics manufacturers can offer excess stock and components they no longer need. A+B Electronic, Eckelmann and Phytec, as well as other electronics companies, have already pledged their support and uploaded components for sale. Perzeptron is now calling on other companies to participate.

The purchasing departments of electronics manufacturers are faced with a procurement situation constrained by allocation and supply bottlenecks. Precious time, effort and money are lost due to the difficulty of procuring components, not to mention the customer dissatisfaction caused by late deliveries. At the same time, companies have a sizeable amount of capital tied up in excess inventory that they have accumulated due to large packaging units, production order cancellations, or for other reasons. Perzeptron’s MiG Stock-DB addresses both these challenges: Surplus component stock is entered in the database and offered for sale. Using the availability check feature of the MiG – Materials Management in Balance software, the parts inventory can be displayed, and direct contact can be made with the supplier.

Pinpointing critical components, and selecting an alternate source with a single click
MiG is a docking solution for existing ERP systems that uses dashboards for purchasing, production planning, sales and management to provide a company-wide, transparent overview of customer and production orders, the purchasing situation and work in process. Since version 4.00, it offers a fully automated availability check for components. Users can see at a glance which components represent a risk to the production schedule of a manufacturing order. With a single mouse click, they can identify where an alternate source for the critical component is available, including the price and quantity. In addition to authenticated, direct connections to broadline electronic component distributors, it also directly linkes to catalogue distributors such as DigiKey, Farnell and Mouser. MiG also provides access to anonymous Internet search results, for example from Octopart. And now, components from the MiG Stock-DB are also displayed.

3-month free trial period for ERP add-on
The latest updated version of MiG – Materials Management in Balance will be rolled out to existing customers in the coming weeks. Companies that wish to sell their excess inventories and who do not yet have a MiG license can, on request, receive a free 3-month test installation of the intelligent ERP tool with a connection to their ERP system. This will allow them to also benefit from the availability check and other functions of the software. MiG is easy to install, poses no risks, and both administrators and decision makers can start using it immediately.

Registration and component upload in just a few steps
Using the MiG Stock-DB online portal, registering and transmitting the component data is done in only a few steps: Once the account has been activated, a template is available for download, which can be used to prepare the component data in the form of an Excel list for entry in the database. Uploading is then also done through the website. By registering the vendors, Perzeptron ensures that no agents or brokers use the tool. “We are making MiG Stock-DB available free of charge to promote solidarity in the electronics industry, something that is needed more than ever right now. We want to avoid unfair price markups, which happens worldwide, because certain dealers are exploiting the component shortage and the pressure on electronics manufacturers,” say Andreas Koch and Markus Renner, voicing agreement. That’s why they also ask all participating companies to apply moderate pricing to cover their costs and only small, reasonable margins.

Statements from some of the participating companies

PHYTEC:
“The current component shortage affects all manufacturing companies. We think it is important that we, as medium-sized companies, stick together in this situation. The original idea behind MiG Stock-DB came up in a conversation with Perzeptron and PHYTEC and we are happy to see it was implemented so quickly.”

Dagmar Sünner Head of Purchasing
PHYTEC Messtechnik GmbH

A+B Electronic:
“MiG Stock-DB is a fair platform for exchanging surplus components in the electronics industry. Suppliers and buyers benefit equally. That’s why we at A+B Electronic immediately pledged our support.”

Sven Kapmeyer, Commercial Management
Assmy & Böttger Electronic GmbH

January 2021

Electronics Sourcing UK: Strategies for EMS providers in current crisis

Declines in sales of up to 25 per cent, empty order books and cancelled orders: the Covid-19 crisis is having a dire impact on many electronics companies. If you’re not in the medical industry, you need to cut costs hard. However, there are also opportunities. Take the time to optimize your materials management and order processing. Build transparency and a consistent data pool. Leave Excel lists behind. If this crisis has taught us anything, it’s to value our time.

Markus Renner argues that process optimisation is the secret to higher liquidity, shorter lead times and better delivery.
Read the full article in Electronics Sourcing UK – January 2021

February 2020

Arrow Electronics and Perzeptron roll out material-planning optimization software

Includes optional inventory and pricing information from various component suppliers

Arrow Electronics and supply chain consultancy and software provider Perzeptron will supply Perzeptron’s MiG material-planning software (*) throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The move further extends Arrow’s capabilities as an end-to-end technology solutions provider. MiG is designed to be connected to existing ERP systems easily, within five to seven working days. It uses a common database for customer and production orders as well as materials, and provides them in separate views for purchasing, production and logistics, sales and management. This simplifies communication and coordination between departments, reducing lead times. Material bottlenecks can be identified quickly and rectified.

The MiG software has been developed to enhance the production process flows of contract manufacturers, OEMs and electronic manufacturing services providers. It helps to ensure that
materials are supplied optimally, reducing processing times and minimizing the amount of capital that a company has tied up in its production process. This improves the productivity and delivery
reliability of manufacturing companies. As part of the cooperation, MiG Advanced Edition will be enhanced to include direct links to Arrow and various other component distributors, providing users with easy access to component stock availability and pricing information.

Andreas Koch, managing director of Perzeptron, said, “The MiG functions for production process flows, material management and inventory optimization will provide significant benefits to
manufacturing companies, preventing capital from being tied up unnecessarily and improving liquidity as a result. We are very pleased to be working with Arrow to bring the benefits of MiG to an
even wider customer base.” Matthias Hutter, vice president supplier and product marketing EMEA at Arrow, said, “Many people know Arrow for the support it provides during the ideation, design and specification process, but as a technology solutions provider, our service goes much further. This cooperation with Perzeptron is an example of how Arrow and its suppliers can add value throughout the supply chain, delivering improved efficiency and better utilization of resources.”

Interested parties who would like to make an appointment, or have questions, are asked to contact the Arrow team at mig@arrow.com.

* MiG = Materialwirtschaft im Gleichgewicht (Material Planning in Balance)

More information
https://www.arrow.com/mig
https://www.mig-perzeptron.com

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