UBM's Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study took an in-depth look at how designers, corporate management, and supply chain executives use online sources to gather information on products and suppliers.
The study, which was released to a select audience at the recent EDS tradeshow in Las Vegas, demonstrates that online resources remain a key method for gathering information and choosing sources.
The survey polled engineering, supply chain/procurement, and corporate professionals about a variety of topics, from what sources they choose to how the prefer to gather information. The study polled more than 2,700 electronics industry professionals and delved into product areas such as semiconductors, connectors/interconnects, passives, electromechanical devices, and power.
A full copy of the study is available for download from TechOnline, a sister site (registration required). Earlier this week, we delved into the survey results around the distributor preferences of those surveyed. Now, we share some of the results about information aggregators and product search. Click the image below to begin the slideshow.
— Hailey Lynne McKeefry, Editor in Chief, EBN