The Russian market consists of a large number of small and medium customers; the 30 largest customers hold about 30 percent of the market, according to an ASPEC release. Like other markets, the Russian electronics market follows the 80-20 rule -- the 400 largest customers make up 80 percent of the market, and 3,000 smaller customers make up the rest. The largest vertical markets in Russia are industrial and military electronics.
According to the ASPEC report, electronics production in Russia is targeted at meeting domestic demand. However, the nonprofit said an export-oriented strategy has more growth potential and would reduce Russia's dependence on oil, natural gas, and raw materials exports.
This strategy requires substantial simplification of the customs procedures, which currently present a major barrier to exporters of high-tech products. Moreover, the export-oriented strategy shall provide institutional support to the numerous small and medium-sized innovative exporting enterprises. This has some major contradictions with the current policy aimed at consolidating the industry assets in large, but inactive national holdings. The policy is unlikely to undergo significant modifications in the next six years.
The Russian market heavily utilizes distribution services, the report said. Local electronic components distributors serve more than 65 percent of the available market. Russian manufacturers of electronic components hold a marketshare of about 30 percent.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.