Anixter "Probably The Most Ethical Guys In The Business" Says Anixter

Author: John Honovich, Published on Sep 11, 2015

Also, least humble.

And, unfortunately, most delusional.

Anixter declares:

"If you call any of our suppliers and ask them, ‘What do you like about the Anixter team?’ the number one thing I think they would tell you is that they’re probably the most ethical guys in the business.... You can trust the guys from Anixter, and certainly our supplier relationships could attest to that."

Ironically, IPVM has called on both Anixter's suppliers and their customers about Anixter and the results are quite terrible.

In this note, we contrast Anixter's claims to the feedback from people 'in the business' and their new competition with their own suppliers.

****, ***** ******.

***, *************, **** **********.

***************:

"** *** **** *** ** *** ********* *** *** ****, ‘What ** *** **** ***** *** ******* ****?’ *** ****** one ***** * ***** **** ***** **** *** ** **** they’re ******** *** **** ******* **** ** *** ********.... *** can ***** *** **** **** *******, *** ********* *** ******** relationships ***** ****** ** ****."

**********, **** *** ****** ** **** *******'************* ******************* ******* *** *** ******* *** ***** ********.

** **** ****, ** ******** *******'* ****** ** *** ******** from ****** '** *** ********' *** ***** *** *********** **** their *** *********.

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Manufacturers ** *******

*******'* ********* **** ********* **** **** ******** ** ******* **** their ********** *********, **** ******** ****:

  • "*** ***** * ***** **** ** ***, *************, ** *******. Their ***** ****** *** *************, *** ********* **** ********** ** taking ******, *** *** **** ***** ** ***** *** ************ under *** *** *** ***** **** ** ****** ********* **********."
  • "******* ** ** *** *** **** ***********. **** ****** ***** margins, **** ******** ******** *********** ** **** ***** ******* ***** margin, *** **** ************ ** ***** *****, *** ********** ********** on ********** **** *****."
  • "*** ** ********** ******* ** ******** *** ***** *** *** best. **** **** *** **** *********, ***** ** ***** **** it **** ****, *** **** **** ** ** *** *******."
  • "***** *** ******** *** ******** *** **** *******. ********** *** worst ** *******."

Integrators ** *******

******, * ******** ** ********** *********** ** ******* ****** ******** experiences, **** **:

  • "******* - ******* **** *** *** ******. ** ** *** responsibility ** ******* ******* ***** *******. **** **** **** **** provide *** *****. **** ***** ***** ********** **** *** **** as ***** *** ** **** **** ********* *********."
  • "******* - *** ******** ******, *** ****** ********, ******** ** interest"
  • "*** ***** ** *** **** * ***** **** ***** ** Anixter ** **** ***'* ********** ** ******** ** **** *** more ** ** ********** ***********. **** *** **** ***** ******. Recently * ***** ** ******* ************** *** ******* *** ** integrated ******** ******** ********** ** ****, ****** ******* *** *********. They *** ** **** **** * *** ******* *****."

*********** *** *** **** ****** **** *******'* ******** ****** ** selling ******:

  • "******* - **** **** ***** ** ** ****** ** * few ** *** ********. ** **** **** **** **** *****."
  • "*******, **** ******** ******* *** **** **** *** ** **** direct ** *** *********- ****!"
  • "*******, ****'** **** ** *** *** **** ** *** ****'* looking."
  • "******* - ***** ****** ** *** *** *****!"

***** ****** *** **** ********* ****: **** ******* **** ****** ** *** *****? ***

One ****** *******?

******* **** ******:

"** ***’* *** ********** ********** ****** *** ***** ***** **** operate ********** ** ***** ***. ** ******* ** *** ****** strategy, ** *** ****** ********. ** *** ******* ** ******* integrators *** **** *** ******** ** *** ***** ** * capability **** ****** ****** **** ***."

*************, **** *********** *** ************* ********** ******** ** **** **** this *** *** *** ****: 

  • "******* ***** *** *** ** **** ****'* ***** ** **** any ***** **** ** *******."
  • "*****: ******* - ********, **** ** **** ****, ********* ******* operate **** ***********"
  • "******* ***** ****. *** *** ***** *** ******* ** *** phone, **** **** ***** ***** **** **** ******* ***********. **** department ***** ******* ***** *** *****. *** *******, *** *** selling *** ******* ***'* **** *** ****. **** ****, *******."
  • "*******. **** **** ** **** **** *** **** ******* *** sales **** ********** ******."

Competing **** Their ********* ***

******* / ***-** ** *** ********* **** *** ************* ********, OEMing ********* ** ******* *** **** ***** *********** ***** *****. **** *** ******** **** ** ****** ******* ***** **** be ********* **** ****. *******'* ******** ** ******* ** **** of***'* * ***, ******* ********* ***.

*********, ************* **** *** ** ******** ***** *** '******' ** having ** ******* **** ***** *** ******* ******** '********' *** and *******.

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*******'* ******** **** *** *** ** ***** **** *** **** their *** ********. *** ***** ** ***** ** *********** ******* to ***, ** **** ********** *** ******** *** ******** ******** industry *** ** ********* ******* ************.

*******:

Comments (23)

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*****, ********** *** *** *** ****** ** ********************************* ****'* *******. *** ********** ** ********** ** **** **** do *** **** *** ***** ***** / ****** ******* ** Anixter / ***-** *** ***.

**, ** ** (******* ** ** ***) *** **** !! time *** ****-******** *** ******** *** ******* * ******* ** their ***** *********** **** ** ***** ***** ****** ** ** country.120 ****, *** **** ******* ??? In this day and age of ultra-fast uber-connected e-commerce and logistics operations around the world is simply unnaceptable in my opinion... What I do is just source the equipments myself directly from any of the greater Miami area's "warehouse stores" or Amazon... if U.S. branch is not responsive, I go to any other of their competitors in Canada, why still bother with the "Anixter middleman" ???

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