The most positive news from this conference call is that all regions are expcted to perform well in the next quarter. Europe has been a question mark for many in the industry because of the debt crisis, but if orders were holding out as of the beginning of January that's a good sign.
Tablets becoming the next generation desktop computers there is huge future growth for the over all industry. Along with the consumer electronics, the automotive an dthe health care markets are rising steadily after the recession. Particulary in Aisa and BRIC countries the surge in devlopment is fuelling the electronic industry to the new heights. Avnet and Arrow will be the Tier1 electronic component distributors who will see a huge profits because of the rise in overall electronic component sales.
Yes Barbara, companies have started showing increase in their profit level. Good, it a positive sign of growth after the recession era. Hope more and more such interesting positive economic outcomes from similar kind of companies. This increase in sales and profit shows that, markets are slowly moving away from their worst and sleeping condition, for a healthy business in a much profitable way. If Avnet has contributed Fourteen percent, then surely we can assume that the total growth is more than cent percentage by combining all sales & profit from similar companies. It’s a very good sign and we can hope this growth trends continues in coming years also, more over we are all expecting much more great outcomes from similar industries.
Avenet's rise in profit and other data does signify considerable growth and improvement. It would be interesting to see how the overall electronic component manufacturing industry performed, in particular the performance of Avenet's competitors. If Avenet's growth rate is greater than the industry growth rate, this would put Avenet in a much stronger position.
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.