Tue 16 Jul 2019 8:46 PM US Eastern Time [GMT-4] @ LINKS webserver

This month 6 Set-Top Box Industry Bulletin highlights notable industry XSC developments.


INDUSTRY  HEADLINES
Total industry XSC profits were 12,191,002 this month.
Firm 2 leads industry XSC in market share (17.1%).
Firm 4 has the second-highest market share in industry XSC (17.0%).
Industry XSC inventory investment increased from 24,407,421 to 26,529,744 this month.

Total industry XSC research study spending was 0 this month.


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


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


RECONFIGURATIONS
No products were reconfigured this month.



PLANT-DC SURFACE TRANSPORTATION DELIVERY RELIABILITY
              ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
              Carrier I  Carrier J  Carrier K  Carrier L  Carrier M  Carrier N
              ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
 Region 2      94.2%      68.5% ++   94.2% ++   94.2%      93.8% ++   47.8% --
 Region 3      68.9%      32.3%      61.3%      58.0%      75.0%      71.6%   
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 month of at least 1% but no more than 2.5%; "++" ("--") after a figure denotes an increase (a decrease) since last month of more than 2.5%.



PLANT-DC-CUSTOMER TRANSPORTATION/SHIPPING COSTS: Month 7
                                Channel 1        Channel 2  
                             ---------------  ---------------                 
                             Surface     Air  Surface     Air                 
                             ------- -------  ------- -------                 
                                                                              
 Region 1 Costs                                                               
 --------------                                                               
 DC1 To Region 1 Customers      4.00             8.00                         
 DC1 To Region 2 Customers             19.00            29.00                 
 DC1 To Region 3 Customers             29.00            40.00                 
                                                                              
 Region 2 Costs (With DC2)                                                    
 -------------------------                                                    
 DC1 To DC2 Via Carrier I       3.00    9.75     3.00    9.75                 
 DC1 To DC2 Via Carrier J       2.80   10.70     2.80   10.70                 
 DC1 To DC2 Via Carrier K       3.30    7.30     3.30    7.30                 
 DC1 To DC2 Via Carrier L       5.25   10.65     5.25   10.65                 
 DC1 To DC2 Via Carrier M       4.25    8.75     4.25    8.75                 
 DC1 To DC2 Via Carrier N      10.85   13.45    10.85   13.45                 
 DC2 To Region 2 Customers      6.00            12.00                         
                                                                              
 Region 3 Costs (With DC3)                                                    
 -------------------------                                                    
 DC1 To DC3 Via Carrier I       8.00   14.00     8.00   14.00                 
 DC1 To DC3 Via Carrier J       2.50   15.00     2.50   15.00                 
 DC1 To DC3 Via Carrier K       4.50   16.00     4.50   16.00                 
 DC1 To DC3 Via Carrier L       5.00   15.00     5.00   15.00                 
 DC1 To DC3 Via Carrier M       6.50   16.50     6.50   16.50                 
 DC1 To DC3 Via Carrier N      10.50   20.50    10.50   20.50                 
 DC3 To Region 3 Customers      8.00            16.00                         
                                                                              
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.



SUB-ASSEMBLY COMPONENT COSTS: Month 7
                                              Supplier
                       -------------------------------------------------------
                             A       B       C       D       E       F       G
                       ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------
 Gamma                     9 -    10 -     8 -    26 +                        
 Delta                            10 -    12      29 +    12       9 -        
 Epsilon                                          34 +    16 -    n/a     19 -
Notes: "n/a" denotes unavailable spot-market suppliers. A "+" ("-") after a cost denotes an increase (a decrease) since last month.



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

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