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A Voice of Optimism in High Tech and Electronics Industry for 2010

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Electronic Design News (EDN) featured a rather interesting interview with Roy Vallee, the chairmen and CEO of Avenet Inc., a long-time recognized veteran of high volume distribution.  In this interview, Vallee shared an industry outlook for 2010 from the context of the demand-side of high tech and consumer electronics industry.  If you reside in the high-tech, consumer electronics or distribution-related industry, this interview is worthy of a read. He notes, as other industry observers have also noted, that earlier predictions of disastrous revenue decline made in the first quarter were somewhat less painful for the overall industry by year-end.   He additionally notes that high tech supply chains reacted more dramatically than he had seen in his entire 37 year career in the industry, which is a rather noteworthy comment. “By the time the industry saw a drop in demand, there was a very accelerated and aggressive movement to reduce inventories and […]


Supply Chain Matters Annual 2010 Predictions- Part One

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This is the time of year when many blogs, industry analysts and media reporters comment on their outlooks and predictions for the upcoming year.  Our predictions are offered not as a means to prove how smart or how much of a sage one may be, but rather in the spirit of looking ahead to the New Year and providing you, our readers, a means to reinvigorate your perspectives and management agenda for 2010. Last year at this time, Supply Chain Matters issued its 2009 Predictions for Global Supply Chains, and we recently scored all of our predictions at year-end.  Overall we were not too far off in 2009 predictions. Here are the links to the Post One and Post Two of the 2009 year-end scoring and assessment. For 2010, we are going to share our predictions in a slightly different manner.  In a series of four separate postings, I will share […]