Research Studies and Reports
Sales-Out Databases and Market Trends
The GTDC began its database partnership in 2007 with CONTEXT, a leading European technology market research company based in London. This technology sales tracking service for major European markets is based on GTDC member sales. The SalesWatch – Distribution service for Europe gives subscribers the ability to drill down into specific product categories sold by value-added resellers as well as retailers. Both units and actual revenue are tracked down to product SKU level, including critical price points intelligence and other trend information. SalesWatch – Distribution provides a unique perspective on overall industry trends by channel, thus providing subscribers a detailed perspective on what’s happening in the European technology market from numerous standpoints. If you’re interested in subscribing to this service, contact CONTEXT. Direct all other inquiries to the GTDC at email@example.com.
Distribution and Supply Chain Management
Supply chains are increasingly complex, due to volatile customer purchase cycles. And globalization has led to expanding networks of suppliers and resources. Strong business performance depends on being able to spot changes in customer demand and speed of innovation to quickly adapt your supply chains. Our specialists deliver supply chain management intelligence you need to manage your supply chain from end to end with maximum efficiency. We combine distribution data with actual point of sales and product data, as well as sales forecasts. We track daily online pricing dynamics at SKU level across EMEA, US, LATAM and APAC – helping you improve your pricing strategy and margins. Together with our live data analysis and alerting, GfK gives you a comprehensive and timely view of market demand, so you can identify and improve efficiencies in your entire supply chain – and boost your business performance. To find out more information, visit GfK’s website.
United States and Canada NPD Distributor Track®
U.S. and Canada IT Channel Trends
The Global Technology Distribution Council, in cooperation with research organization The NPD Group, launched The NPD Group’s Distributor Track® in 2002, establishing the most in-depth collection of sales-out data ever gathered in the technology channel. Available by subscription, this service allows distributors, vendors and analysts to track sales-out data through the channel in specific product categories, all the way down to the SKU level, on both a weekly and monthly basis. It is the most comprehensive — and most accurate — reporting of sales-out data in the channel, because it is based on the actual aggregate sales-out figures provided by the GTDC’s member distributors. The Distributor Track service allows distributors, vendors and analysts to get a bird’s-eye view into the sales trends represented by the “channel” as a whole, drilling down into the specific product categories sold by the value-added resellers, Internet storefronts and retailers that source from wholesale distributors. Doing so allows the service’s audience to develop a clear and accurate picture of the IT sales environment as a whole and the channel’s role in moving product into the marketplace. If you’re interested in subscribing to this service, contact The NPD Group. Direct all other inquiries to the GTDC at firstname.lastname@example.org.