MDM Premium: Oct. 10, 2012 - Avnet's Rapid Growth + Top Election Issues
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Table of Contents for Oct. 10, 2012:
MDM Interview: Lessons from Avnet's Rapid Growth - In November, Roy Vallee, executive chairman of electronics distributor Avnet (NYSE: AVT), will retire after 35 years with the company. He served as president and COO from 1992 until 1998, when he was promoted to CEO – a position he held until July 2011. During his tenure, Vallee saw Avnet grow from a $2 billion company to a $26 billion company. Vallee recently spoke with Associate Editor Jenel Stelton-Holtmeier about his career at Avnet and the role acquisitions played in the success of the distributor.
Commentary: The Power of Segmentation - The wholesale distribution industry is about to experience a smack-down wrestling match with big data, and in many cases, big data is going to win. Why? Through no particular fault of any management role or responsibility within an organization, many companies don’t have a data management policy
Make Your Data Work to Grow Profitability - MDM Editor Lindsay Konzak recently attended the Advanced Profitability Improvement Conference in Arizona, featuring some of the top speakers on wholesale distribution strategy and management, including Brent Grover, Bruce Merrifield, Tony Pericle, Jon Schreibfeder and more. The focus of the conference was how distributors can make smarter and more informed decisions about where to target their resources
to boost margins going into 2013. Analytics should be the foundation of any move on this front,
the speakers said. This article presents a summary of main ideas presented by some of the speakers at the conference.
Top Election Concerns for Distributors - This article looks at what concerns distributors most about the upcoming election, as noted in a recent MDM survey. In addition to the survey, MDM spoke with distributor associations that are playing an active role in educating and speaking for their members on critical topics in Washington DC.
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