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The Case for Distribution's Open Market

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Backorder
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Re: Open Market & Rules ?
Backorder   12/31/2010 7:08:09 AM
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Excellent article. Though it talks more about how we define an open market and how everyone is a part of it, I think the core message should be to appreciate the inevitable value of the open market. I think it is time to accept the reality and work on it to ensure that no one suffers from fake products rather then refusing to accept the reality and downplaying all the good points about it!

Ms. Daisy
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Re: Open Market & Rules ?
Ms. Daisy   12/30/2010 11:56:32 AM
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The open market typically tries to work with the rules and regulations of the governments but it is also able to bye pass some of the rules based on demand and supply forces.

It is often difficult to seperate the goods from the "black market where counterfeits and anything goes" from the open market. 

mfbertozzi
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Re: Open Market & Rules ?
mfbertozzi   12/30/2010 11:14:36 AM
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I was thinking a new phenomenoum potentially is raising; any markets in general have to accomplish specific rules according to supply chain and agreements among Govs.  Giving the fact several supply chains are not located in one region but across the globe, are we meaning "Open Market" could bypass Govs' agreements with political impacts too?

Ms. Daisy
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Converge acquisition by Arrow Electronics
Ms. Daisy   12/29/2010 1:51:56 AM
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The concerns raised by some on the acquisition of Converge by Arrow Electronics should not be viewed as just negative propaganda in light of possibility of inaccurate forecasts that could create false shortages and excesses in the supply chain. The merging of these two giants could create opportunites for market forecast manipulation with surplus inventory made available in the open market. The flip side is artificial shortages that will shoot the stock prices higher because of less supply.

The open market is free to all and counterfeiters will have an easy place to dispose of their wares with no restrictions.

Anna young
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Open market controversy
Anna young   12/28/2010 8:45:57 PM
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Gene, Thank you for taking the time to explore some of the issues related to the "open" or broker market versus the franchise distribution market. I know many would like to pretend the broker market is not acceptable or borders near being illegal but it provides a service and is used by many in the industry. Your explanation, though, creates the impression the "open" market is akin to vultures or hyenas clearning up behind the big cats. I hope that is not the point you aimed to bring out, or is it?

hockeymom
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Beware of counterfeiting
hockeymom   12/28/2010 2:36:26 PM
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We all must remain mindful of the issues with counterfeiting in the broker or "open" markets.  The products sold by brokers are not typically supported by the full manufacturer's warranty.  The open market environment is ripe for the counterfeiters and due diligence must be done to ensure these products are legitimate and not from a counterfeit source......Buyers beware!

TaimoorZ
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Competition in the market reduced
TaimoorZ   12/28/2010 10:06:07 AM
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I think a free or an 'open' market is an essential element for ensuring efficiency in the market and making it stay competitive. The acquisition of Converge by Arrow Electronics has reduced one player from the market. This makes Arrow have a stronger position in the market. As the number of players reduce from the market, the competition in the market reduces. That's one major reason why governments should monitor acquisitions and not let these be at the freewill of corporations.



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