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So Far, This Downturn Is Different

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electronics862
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Re: This Downturn is different
electronics862   10/31/2011 9:28:46 PM
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Thanks for the post Barbara. It is always better to maintain a healthy relationship with the customers in providing maintenance support or technical service. This help companies in long turn by these customers satisifaction they will get more orders and even new orders from outside. 

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Re: This Downturn is different
Ms. Daisy   10/31/2011 1:29:39 PM
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The role of the multiple environmental/natural disasters played in this downturn has kept the the recovery down. We just can only hope that as the industry picks its way through the catastrophes, it will have enough time to pick itself up before the next.

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Barbara Jorgensen   10/31/2011 11:15:13 AM
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Hi--actually, it's correct. Avent's fiscal year runs from July-to-July, rather than Jan.-Dec. So everyone else's Q3 is Avnet's Q1 for the next FY--2012.

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saranyatil   10/29/2011 1:29:48 PM
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I think there will be substantial changes with the present improvements and turn 2012 a good year.

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Re: This Downturn is different
Himanshugupta   10/29/2011 1:17:06 PM
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This downturn is different because it came just after recession followed by a very unexpected quick recovery. The manufacturers are still hopeful so they are not lowering the prices but they are cautious about the demand and supply. This is not bad but still we should expect good days to return.

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mistake in the blog
Himanshugupta   10/29/2011 1:09:45 PM
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Barbara, your 3rd paragraph reads: 

For its first quarter fiscal year 2012, Avnet's revenue...

I think what you meant was fiscal year 2011.

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Ms. Daisy   10/28/2011 11:42:58 PM
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Saranyatil, I believe if the good news from Europe continues and the economy of the US continues to grow, coupled with appropriate adjustment by the OEMs to the anticipated slow down, then 2012 will likely be better.

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Re: This Downturn is different
Hospice_Houngbo   10/28/2011 10:53:34 AM
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Many manufacturers have certainly learned from the previous downturn and took preventive actions. Some might have even revised their expectations. We can just hope that the downturn will be soon behind us. 

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saranyatil   10/28/2011 9:37:46 AM
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This is indeed a good newswhile we have been hearing about not that good quater results and so on. I think we need to wait and see how things would change in 2012.

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Jay_Bond   10/28/2011 6:55:52 AM
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After hearing about Avnet and Arrow, I would have to say that the industry isn't doing too bad considering the global economic climate. It would appear that suppliers have a better gauge and were more prepared for this downturn. I'm sure these companies reviewed what went on in 2008/2009 and made sure they were prepared for economic uncertainty.

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