NEDA Roundtables

Participation in a NEDA Roundtable enables members to collaborate on issues affecting all aspects of the industry.  The groups give our members a voice in the direction and growth of electronic distribution and an outstanding opportunity to network with peers.  Each group provides a unique forum for participants to discuss noncompetitive channel issues where standardization and uniformity can benefit the electronic distribution industry. Roundtable results are used to identify and reinforce the electronic distribution industry's collective thinking on various topics.

Components Roundtable CITC Roundtable
Electronic Commerce Roundtable HR Roundtable
Specialty Task Forces  

Compliance and International Trade Committee (CITC)

Since 9/11 and with a global economy, governments are creating ever more complex regulations for importing and exporting electronics.  The CITC is comprised of representatives from NEDA member companies that are involved in trade Compliance.

The landscape of international trade has changed significantly during he last few years.  Changes in trade regulations have increased the level of complexity and the global market has grown to become a significant part of our business.  This requires all parties in the supply chain to increase their awareness of the regulations and become educated to avoid costly delays and legal problems.  The goal of this committee is to propose industry standard procedures, forms, etc. that meet regulatory requirements.  Committee meetings are an excellent forum to raise questions regarding regulations and discuss potential solutions.

Membership in open only to NEDA member distributors and manufacturers.

Human Resources Roundtable

HR professionals from NEDA distributor members are eligible to participate in this dynamic group.  Topics of discussion have included: the future of HR, automating the HR function, FLSA classification of employees, efficient use of outsourcing to reduce HR costs, management development, and succession planning. The group acts as an advisory committee for NEDA's compensation and benefits survey.

Electronic Commerce Roundtable

Current and future legislation including environmental and trade compliance will add significantly to data requirements within our industry.  Technology advancements in B2B, internet, standards such as RosettaNet, RFID, and product classification, and E-commerce will dictate the way in which this data is stored, accessed, and transmitted.  Both IT professionals and business process owners attend this roundtable to ensure their data plans can keep up with the changes and to discuss E-commerce policy issues and the effect on the entire distribution channel.

Attendance is open only to NEDA member distributors and manufacturers.

Special Purpose Task Forces

From time to time a channel issue requires a separate task force to establish industry positions or standards, cooperation with other industry groups, or influence various organizations including governments.  Recent examples include changes to the Berry Amendment, identification of marking requirements for RoHS , and environmental concerns. 

These special purpose task forces are open only to NEDA member distributors and manufacturers.