Global Purchasing 2014 Leaders Issue (.PDF Download)

Our editors have put together this special LEADERS IN DISTRIBUTION issue that features special technology and distribution articles, coupled with editorial insights and "leaders" profiles.

Inside this Edition:

• Top 50 Distributors: Talking Strategy In A Year Of Moderate Growth. The Internet, the economy, and increasing regulatory issues dominated the Top 50 Electronics Distributors’ list of concerns for the year.

• Local Flavor Spells Success In South America. Brazil remains the prime target as distributors expand in South America, using acquisitions and enhanced Web features to grow their customer base.

• 5 Issues Shaping the Electronics Supply Chain. In 2014, electronics industry executives will look to emerging technologies for growth while focusing on student-centered investment opportunities and keeping counterfeit parts out of the supply chain.

• Global Business Climate Brings Manufacturers, Suppliers Closer. Supply-chain collaboration takes center stage as manufacturers seek growth in an increasingly global business environment.

• The Top Trends To Watch In Asia. Despite some re-shoring activity and slowing growth, Asia remains the world’s low-cost manufacturing center and a key business target for electronics distributors.

• U.S. Distributors Seek Success In Europe. Electronics distributors are expanding on the Continent despite ongoing economic weakness across the region.

• Slow Recovery Still The Norm. Electronics industry executives adjust to slower industry conditions as they look to new regions and expanding markets for electronic content as key growth drivers.