Its interesting to see how the company maintains the ratio of investment in salespeople to technical salespeople to FAEs all the time. Just wondering what all parameteres define the critical mass for in the technology-specific arena ?
Are we not seeing something 'significant' from Avnet already? I mean, Avnet is not one of the companies which have some soul searching to do. In that sense, the closing comments by the CEO designate about having a seamless transition make all the more sense. However, he mentions an increasing focus on tracking the pulse of the market, I guess it means a more aggressive external strategy which is always a tricky thing with distributors.
It is always interesting to hear the input from any companies CEO regarding the future. It is nice to hear that Avnet isn't trying a drastic change with a new leader at the helm. It sounds like the focus is directed at maintaining Avnet's place at the top, and helping to guide their growth far into the future.
I am always interested to hear opinions from others in the industry about how long it takes to see some real and significant impact from such a change at the top. It is also insightful to see what new leaders say and how quickly they say it as a gauge for what type of change to expect and when. So how long before we see something significant from Avnet?
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.
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.