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The Great Office Supplies Caper

Office Products, Anti-Trust, Mergers and Acquisitions

by Ian M. Elliott | Dec 14, 2016 7:53:00 AM

There are three levels of the supply chain in the office products and supplies industry. Firstly, the manufacturer, secondly the distributor and then, the final link in the chain, the dealer or reseller, from whom the customer buys its desired...

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Topics: Industry News, Mergers & Acquisitions

Office Products & Supplies - The Big Picture

by Ian M. Elliott | Dec 6, 2016 8:47:00 AM

I've just concluded a mini-marathon series of blogs that attempted to provide a detailed overview of the workings of the office supplies component of the office products industry. It's a big, complex industry and there's nothing simple about a ...

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Topics: Business Transformation, Social Media, Industry News

The Aftermarket, Office Supplies and a Major Tipping Point (Part VIII)

by Ian M. Elliott | Nov 30, 2016 7:57:00 AM

During this series of blogs I've explained the aftermarket tipping point, explored scenarios for the OEM and aftermarket manufacturer merger endgames, the reseller merger endgame, the consumer product adoption curve as it relates to aftermarket...

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Topics: Business Transformation, Industry News, Small Business

The Aftermarket, Office Supplies and a Major Tipping Point (Part VII)

by Ian M. Elliott | Nov 28, 2016 8:03:00 AM

With the emergence of the Chinese aftermarket ink and toner manufacturing superpowers, I anticipate new battles for market share will take place between the OEM and aftermarket brands. In this, the seventh part of the current series of blogs, I'm...

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Topics: Business Transformation, Industry News, Small Business

The Aftermarket, Office Supplies and a Major Tipping Point (Part VI)

by Ian M. Elliott | Nov 22, 2016 7:57:00 AM

The market shares between OEM and aftermarket have been unchanged for many years. In this blog, the sixth in a multi-part series, I'm going to explain about the ink and toner product life cycle and the consumer adoption curve as it relates to...

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Topics: Business Transformation, Industry News, Mergers & Acquisitions

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