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hash.era
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Re: get what you want
hash.era   10/31/2012 4:47:13 AM
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Well going for lower cost gadgets is good as long as they are durable and long lasting flying scot. When you consider the cost as the first thing most of us get strangled in this factor where we go for the lower cost product and end up in trouble since the quality is low

Jacob
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Internet and middle man
Jacob   10/26/2012 6:05:30 AM
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"The Internet would give buyers more control over orders, bypass middlemen in the supply chain, and provide pricing options so far not seen in the channel"

Barbara, you are right, if companies are selling their products directly to customers. But most of the companies are selling their products to vendors and whole sale dealers. Customers are buying their products/components from these peoples and paying extra for their services. I mean they are acting like a middle man and earning commissions based on sales. But the lengthy process of making order, delivery etc can be avoided up to an extent.

FLYINGSCOT
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get what you want
FLYINGSCOT   10/25/2012 4:08:48 AM
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I believe mass low cost customization will be the way of the future.  Even today you can see this in the purchase of relatively inexpensive electronic gadgets where the choice of color etc can be specified.  Mind you for those who don't want to be different and actually want to flaunt they conform to a certain choice of half eaten fruit then mass customization is a no-no.  

 

 

_hm
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Better forecasting and retaining trained workforce
_hm   10/25/2012 3:14:02 AM
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Key may be better forecasting. Along with this, having and retaining trained work force is also very essential. Apart from all material, trained man power is most scare and if you do not have it, you can not deliver sudden enhnaced orders.

 



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