Suppliers & Distributors, Uneasy Partners, Part 2
The electronics distribution industry is at an inflection point. Not since the 1990s has there been so much change within both the channel and its supplier base. During that decade, globalization, the internet and M&A changed the face of the supply chain. The same forces are at play now, but the results have been very different. In a series of admittedly subjective articles, I’m going to take a look at how distribution relationships have changed over the years and why it matters in 2017 and beyond.