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2017 Top 25 Global Electronics Distributors: A Wrestling Match

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Asher
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Asher   6/22/2017 5:02:28 AM
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The article includees many interesting facts. Thanks!

Mike Stifter
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Re: Top Global Independent Electronics Distributors
Mike Stifter   6/21/2017 11:32:11 AM
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Hello Hailey, 

We do agree our role has become more important as the top independents have evolved into more of a strategic partner with the OEM, ODM and EMS providers.  But there definitely is still a "gray market".  This is why partnering with an Advanced MP Technology, or equal top independent, is critical to ensure the quality of product along with the service are consistent with autohrized disty's and industry standards.  There are a handful of big independents that would make and deserve to be on the list.  It is definitely time to reconsider how the top independents are perceived since we can help increase profitability and add a value under any market conditions.  Especially those indepenedents that have been in the industry for almost 40 years like AMPT has.

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Re: Top Global Independent Electronics Distributors
HaileyMcK   6/20/2017 12:25:15 PM
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Hi Mike, Your point is well taken. Independant distributors have an important place and role in the distribution and electronics sector.  In recent years, this has been more true than ever before. I think we've pretty much banished the term "gray market."  The EBN Top 25 has traditionally been a listing of franchised distributors. Is it time to rethink that? How many big independants do you think would make it on the list?

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Top Global Independent Electronics Distributors
Mike Stifter   6/20/2017 11:19:14 AM
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Your article forgot to mention the importance of the Top Global Independent Electronics Distributors such as Advanced MP Technology who has been in the industry for over 38 years.  During times of supply shortages, obsolescence's or lead time push outs from the factory, Independents such as Advanced MP Technology are able to provide quality product to help keep production up and running.   



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