Most Small Companies/Consumers trust Amazon a lot to always offer the Lowest Prices on any products they Sell.This is why you will see a lot of initial Traction and excitement about this Decision by Amazon.
After all they have as good an Infrastructure as anybody else in the world;which makes them odds on favorite for most Consumers.
But I want some Guarantees in place too.
Without Proper Guarantees(On Product Quality and Returns policy);I would hesistate to move all my Electronics purchases to Amazon immediately.
I can see how smallers companies and individuals will start using Amazon, simply because they weren't getting any special discount from the manufacturers (because of volume). Now Amazon helping them get lower costs (probably).
How will this impact the traditional manufacturers?
I agree. The experience I have had with Amazon and their current products has been positive. I would have no issue with buying electronic components from them. It is possible that they could take over a large portion of the distributor marketplace if they have a good selection of components and good delivery and pricing.
Amazon must have delighted many of its customers. The general feeling from what I have heard about the company so far seems to be that those who have had any transactions with it online have been happy with their purchase. That's a record it can build upon in the materials and supply chain business.
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.