Lumbering tech distributor Ingram Micro is banking on the biggest restructure in its European history to make the biz leaner and meaner, regional president Gerhard Schultz has revealed. Details of the global transformation plan designed to slash annual overheads by $100m a year are emerging, and as revealed yesterday will …
Ah nice to see he's going to address Ingram's usual lack of having stock and never having any idea when/if we'll ever get things...What's that? He isn't!
So he must be fixing the argument fest which is the RMA system, which is the descent into a tennis match of the manufacturer saying it's Ingram's issue and they know what to do with it, while Ingram refuse to touch it....Oh? He's not doing that either?!
At least the website will work now and not fall over at peak times? Nope, no word on that than either.
Yep, seem's like everything now is going to be so much better for all those who deal with them. Still no stock, still no idea when, still feckless returns, and still unable to order anything with a website which far too often isn't even there. But at least now if we have to call them we'll get a lovely Bulgarian accent. Great!
Here's the door for you..
"It doesn't take a genius to figure out this IT market is rapidly changing from a diversification of form factors and different consumption models of IT,"
Powers of deduction here astonishing, but route is the usual one of pushing jobs out to where they're cheaper and an environment of automation and processes where fewer people talk to people is the result. Ingram's underlying gross margin is down...it's only a logistics acquisitions and Brightpoint that pushed it up by a couple of basis points.