I disagree with the message of that posting called "One Big Company"
The message seemed to be that soon everything will be owned by the huge
corporation that controls everything. I see this merger mania as the last
gasp of the dinosaurs
While manufacturing is a huge part of the economy and of the "One Big
Company" it is marketing that allows it to grow and gobble up its brothers.
The onset of the Internet is the beginning of the end of those days. The
ability of a vendor to offer his services or wares in direct competition to
the big boys regardless of his size or location lets the best man win. No
more mega advantage.
For instance, the largest poultry industry in the world is owned by Tyson
Foods, I think. But they have growers who work under them. They are the
financial and marketing arm of the business. They do not raise birds.
If the grower had a market for his birds to an independent packing house who
could sell his goods on the open market in competition with the big guys,
they would find that they are as big as Tyson only in pieces.
The ability to meet market demand with reduced shipping, more flexible
pricing and packaging and direct customer contact via Ecommerce would be the
level playing field we hear so much about.
Just one example and not very deeply explained but that is the idea and, I
think, the future.
Cornelius A. Van Milligen
Kentucky Enrichment Inc.
Organic Waste Processors
To Unsubscribe: Email email@example.com with the command
"unsubscribe sanet-mg". If you receive the digest format, use the command
To Subscribe to Digest: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the command
All messages to sanet-mg are archived at:
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Sun Feb 06 2000 - 12:00:20 EST