This benchmark on the $40Billion+ distribution market asks design engineers, technical managers, supply chain management, purchasing and corporate managers across the OEM market, which distributors they buy from and , which they prefer nationally across all product categories as well as selected product categories.

The OEM’s and CEM’s also rate their experiences with the distributors across 15 different metrics such as ease of doing business, customer service, pricing, website capabilities and many other factors.

This study has been presented by EE Times for over 25 years and is a key measurement tool for OEM’s, CEM’s, distributors and suppliers.

Registration Information:

  • Register by 4/30/10 for $250.00 (USD)
  • Registration between 5/1/10 and 5/14/10 is $299.00 (USD)

The registration fee is payable by American Express, Mastercard, or Visa.

All paid registrants will be given a confirmation number and a url which will enable them to view the study, at their leisure, between May 14th and 12/31/10.

Jim McLeod-Warrick, Founding Partner of Beacon Technology Partners LLC.

Throughout his 30+ years of experience, Jim has developed considerable expertise in application of various quantitative and qualitative market research techniques to help leading B to B and technology companies better understand the needs of their customers and prospects. Beacon’s research in the USA and international markets has helped many of the world’s largest technology and technology publishing firms to make strategic decisions. Beacon’s research work has been written about by EETimes, Embedded Systems Design, Electronic Buyer’s News, Electronic Supply and Manufacturing, On Wall Street, Federal Computer Week, and other industry publications. Jim is also co-author of the GMG Insights Research series, covering a variety of subjects relevant to the IT supplier community. In addition, Jim is a lecturer at local colleges in the Boston area, and has spoken at electronics industry events such as the Embedded Systems Conference and EDS. Prior to his experience at Beacon, Jim was a principal at McLeod-Warrick Research. From 1992 to 1995, he served as the Director of Research at Reed Business Information (formerly Cahners Publishing). Prior to that, he served as the Research Director at the Christian Science Monitor and Urban and Associates. He previously worked as a consultant to a wide variety of media companies including Knight-Ridder and Scripps-Howard.