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The Great Office Supplies Caper

Office Products, Cartridge Clones & Media Headlines!

by Ian M. Elliott | Feb 7, 2017 7:51:00 AM

In my recent blog post, "Office Products, New-Build Cartridges and Clone Hysteria!", I made the statement that, "instead of being a threat to the independent reseller and the aftermarket industry, legitimate new-builds are a threat to the...

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Topics: Business Transformation, Industry News, Intellectual Property

Office Products, New-Build Cartridges and Clone Hysteria!

by Ian M. Elliott | Jan 31, 2017 7:47:00 AM

Perhaps unsurprisingly, there's been an increasing amount of coverage in the industry press with regards to the impact of the Chinese and their technology in the imaging supplies marketplace.

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Topics: Business Transformation, Industry News

In Plain Sight - An Ink and Toner Cartel or Not?

by Ian M. Elliott | Jan 24, 2017 7:49:00 AM

At the end of November 2016, I concluded an eight part series of blogs titled "The Aftermarket, Office Supplies and a Major Tipping Point". During that series I argued the OEM's appear to have effectively orchestrated a cartel like structure,...

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Topics: Industry News

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

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