A very inovative idea i must say, and a great opportunity for young designers to have their products on the market.
Another great benefit is being able to get customized kits that makes it easier for a DIY enthusiast to find something very close to what they need.
On the part of hte designer, anyone coming here should understand that it is more than just cool designs, but meaningful designs. You can create anything that makes you feel good, but if its not relevant then no one will buy it. I think it would be a good lesson for designers, most of us think that once we've spend alot of effort in creating something, then everyone else must want it.
Ya you are right that money isnt the only measure. Designers will learn a lot too from the experience and competition. However, component designing while following extensive guidelines with a probable end result of your design being rejected can make you extremely disappointed when you are not rewarded. In case of a hobby, this might be acceptable as money wont be the only source of satisfaction.
It is a win-win situation for only the developers that get successful in selling their design.
@WaqasAltaf, I dont think success can only be measured by money earned. I am sure this portal will help many of the designers to improve their design skills because they can interact with other designers too.
It is a win-win situation for only the developers that get successful in selling their design. For those developers who put their hardwork in and dont get their designs to be sold, their hardwork is drowned. Nevertheless, we can be hopeful that many distributors and other members of supply chain will be able to step into the crowdsourcing projects and make this model a way for designers to get paid well without tolerating the painful process of recruitment at firms.
Plus there isnt long term job security in the task until many companies like Jameco step into crowdsourcing designs.
@Waqas, true. I feel this portal is win-win for both the designers and suppliers. Its helps designers to sell their idea and suppliers to sell their products. I hope we will see more innovative product being created by this portal.
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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.
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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.