Fri 24 May 2019 11:09 PM US Eastern Time [GMT-4] @ LINKS webserver

This quarter 6 Set-Top Box Industry Bulletin highlights notable industry MCE developments.


INDUSTRY  HEADLINES
Total industry MCE profits were 26,014,861 this quarter.
Firm 5 leads industry MCE in market share (16.9%).
Firm 6 has the second-highest market share in industry MCE (16.8%).
Industry MCE inventory investment increased from 96,382,869 to 101,438,125 this quarter.

Total industry MCE research study spending was 0 this quarter.


DISTRIBUTION CENTER ACTIVITY
No distribution centers were opened this quarter. No distribution centers were closed this quarter.


PRODUCT LAUNCHES AND 'UNLAUNCHES'
No products were introduced this quarter. No products were "unlaunched" (dropped) this quarter.



PLANT-DC SURFACE TRANSPORTATION DELIVERY RELIABILITY
              ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
              Carrier I  Carrier J  Carrier K  Carrier L  Carrier M  Carrier N
              ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
 Region 2      94.2% ++   68.0% ++   94.2%      94.2%      93.4% ++   45.7% --
 Region 3      71.3%      29.1%      60.1%      61.3%      73.6%  -   67.8%  -
Notes: These estimates of plant-DC surface transportation delivery reliability (performance) are derived from shipping industry benchmarking studies for product categories like set-top boxes. "+" ("-") after a figure denotes an increase (a decrease) since last quarter of at least 1% but no more than 2.5%; "++" ("--") after a figure denotes an increase (a decrease) since last quarter of more than 2.5%.



PLANT-DC-CUSTOMER TRANSPORTATION/SHIPPING COSTS: Quarter 7
                                Channel 1        Channel 2        Channel 3  
                             ---------------  ---------------  ---------------
                             Surface     Air  Surface     Air  Surface     Air
                             ------- -------  ------- -------  ------- -------
                                                                              
 Region 1 Costs                                                               
 --------------                                                               
 DC1 To Region 1 Customers      4.00             8.00             6.00        
 DC1 To Region 2 Customers             19.00            31.00            24.00
 DC1 To Region 3 Customers             29.00            38.00            33.00
                                                                              
 Region 2 Costs (With DC2)                                                    
 -------------------------                                                    
 DC1 To DC2 Via Carrier I       3.20    8.00     3.20    8.00     3.20    8.00
 DC1 To DC2 Via Carrier J       2.30   10.30     2.30   10.30     2.30   10.30
 DC1 To DC2 Via Carrier K       3.90    8.30     3.90    8.30     3.90    8.30
 DC1 To DC2 Via Carrier L       5.60   10.30     5.60   10.30     5.60   10.30
 DC1 To DC2 Via Carrier M       3.00    8.75     3.00    8.75     3.00    8.75
 DC1 To DC2 Via Carrier N      11.40   16.00    11.40   16.00    11.40   16.00
 DC2 To Region 2 Customers      6.00            12.00             8.00        
                                                                              
 Region 3 Costs (With DC3)                                                    
 -------------------------                                                    
 DC1 To DC3 Via Carrier I       9.00   15.50     9.00   15.50     9.00   15.50
 DC1 To DC3 Via Carrier J       3.00   15.00     3.00   15.00     3.00   15.00
 DC1 To DC3 Via Carrier K       4.50   15.50     4.50   15.50     4.50   15.50
 DC1 To DC3 Via Carrier L       5.00   13.00     5.00   13.00     5.00   13.00
 DC1 To DC3 Via Carrier M       6.50   16.50     6.50   16.50     6.50   16.50
 DC1 To DC3 Via Carrier N      10.50   19.00    10.50   19.00    10.50   19.00
 DC3 To Region 3 Customers      8.00            16.00            12.00        
                                                                              
Notes: These plant-DC-customer transportation/shipping costs include "local" and DC1 sourcing options for all available carriers (I,J,K,L,M,N), channels, and regions (R1-R3) for finished goods inventory. These costs update the corresponding costs in Exhibits 9 and 10 in the LINKS participant's manual.



Reminder: This Set-Top Box Industry Bulletin is also included within your Word doc results file for quarter 6.

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