SupplyLens™ Platform

SupplyLens™ Platform

Electronic component spend analytics and risk intelligence at your fingertips.

31  articles in this collection
Written by Shawn Bradley 

How do I sign into SupplyLens?

Please make sure you are logging into the app at the site address      https://sl.lytica.com/ The page will look […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
14 June 2021

Do you take volume into account for price predictions?

In short, we don’t.  Nor do we need to.  That’s the simple elegance of “Bradley’s Law”. Take a look at our […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
14 June 2021

How is NPI accounted for in price predictions?

In the case of NPI (New Product Introduction), corporations are usually most interested in estimating the cost of a new product […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
14 June 2021

Can I calculate my competitiveness without access to the Spend Benchmarking plugin?

A tip for calculating an approximate price competitiveness is by entering 10 to 20 production components into the Price Estimator plugin and […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
14 June 2021

What is On-AVL and Off-AVL?

AVL stands for Approved Vendor List and is a listing of suppliers and components approved for use in a company’s product.  […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
14 June 2021

Can I benchmark custom products?

Currently Lytica is unable to benchmark custom products like plastics, metalwork and printed circuit boards. We are working on a […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
14 June 2021

What does independent benchmarking mean?

Lytica is independent and free of any supplier relationships that might compromise objectivity in our benchmarking analysis or recommendations to […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
14 June 2021

Is there any guarantee that I will get the savings?

Good question, hopefully this helps.    Benchmarking is a process that compares what others are paying for materials; we cannot […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
14 June 2021

What types of companies are in your database?

Specific Lytica client information is confidential, but many of the world’s leading OEM, EMS and component manufacturers are taking advantage […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
14 June 2021

Do you sell components?

Lytica is not a component supplier.  We operate independently of suppliers and manufacturers. Lytica has a policy and practice of […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
14 June 2021

Is the data I provide confidential?

Once you’ve registered as a user of our products, you’ve authorized Lytica to include your pricing data in our reference […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
14 June 2021

What is unique about your database?

Lytica’s database is the largest known database in the world of current non-custom electronic component prices.  These prices are prices […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
14 June 2021

Is file transfer secure?

Customer data and reports can be transferred several ways to ensure security and confidentiality. Uploading customer data through our SupplyLens™ […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
14 June 2021

What is the confidentiality of data with the Spend Benchmarking plugin?

Your data reveals much about the nature of your supply base and associated procurement costs and thus can be a […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
14 June 2021

What does competitiveness mean?

In our SupplyLens™ applications, Lytica uses the term competitiveness (price competitiveness) or LCI (Lytica Competitiveness Index) to define a quantitative parameter that is calculated based on […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
14 June 2021

How current is Lytica’s database?

Lytica receives new data on a daily basis and the data is time stamped when received. All prices in the […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
14 June 2021

Do you have a method for correcting for distribution mark-ups?

In short, no.  We benchmark our client’s input data at whatever ‘prices’ they provide.  So if their entire spend is […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
14 June 2021

How do I know my file is exporting?

Having a visual of what tasks are running on the platform is extremely helpful to be aware of progress. There […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
14 June 2021

Will I be notified of updates to the plaform?

Making sure you’re aware of upgrades to SupplyLens™ or maintenance done to the platform is a top priority for us […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
14 June 2021

What is Community View in the Price Estimator plugin?

Community View was the natural feature progression after creating projects.  This feature allows users within the same company a shared view […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
14 June 2021

What is Tagging?

Tagging – With the ability of sharing projects with other users, we’ve added the ability to tag users in your PE community […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
14 June 2021

Where does Lytica get it’s information?

Lytica is the guardian of the world’s largest, independent source of peer pricing data from our community of benchmarking clients. […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
15 June 2021

If a part doesn’t show in the SupplyLens™ Spend Benchmark plugin or have a price in the Price Estimator plugin, what can I do?

Spend Benchmarking is an assessment that identifies the most outlying priced parts – meaning those furthest from your competitiveness level […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
15 June 2021

How does volume affect Lytica’s Target Pricing methodology?

Bradley’s Law is fundamental to the technology behind Lytica’s products. Lytica has unparalleled visibility into electronic component pricing. As such, […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
15 June 2021

I can’t find certain parts, what parts does Lytica actually provide pricing for?

Lytica provides price guidance on commercially available parts and specifically electronic and electromechanical.

Written by Shawn Bradley
15 June 2021

What is EOL?

End-of-life (EOL) is a term used to indicate that a product has reached the end of its useful life from […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
29 June 2021

What does Single Source mean?

Single sourcing is the result of a very conscious decision usually made by the Procurement or Purchasing department. Only one supplier is awarded […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
29 June 2021

What is Manufacturer Ranking?

Manufacturer Rankings is a list of the manufacturer’s names and competitiveness levels along with the potential qualified spending. This enables […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
29 June 2021

What is Single Source risk?

For CPNs input with only one MPN, our analysis looks to see if other customers using that MPN have second […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
29 June 2021

What is the CPN list?

A comprehensive list of the MPNs and associated details that you’ve uploaded into the SupplyLens reference database for analysis.

Written by Shawn Bradley
29 June 2021

What is Spend Competitiveness?

Spend competitiveness by commodity examines the variation in your component prices to “Best in Class” values. In these calculations, individual […]

Written by Shawn Bradley
29 June 2021