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(Revised from original 1997 version)
Tale of Two Electronic Components Distributors
Discusses the role of distribution intermediaries in the electronic components industry, and describes operations at two of these distributors. Serves as a vehicle to discuss the functions provided by distributors in the channel. Also lets students understand the differences between the distributors and discuss how each of them is going to deal with issues like consolidation and the rapid growth of the Internet. Also introduces students to the complexity of managing operations at a small distributor.
Keywords: Growth and Development Strategy;