|dc.description.abstract||With the prosperous growth of semiconductor market in China, it is found that the supply chain is getting longer and harder to maintain. Therefore, semiconductor component distributor becomes more and more important and indispensable in this field. Today, there are more than hundred companies which play as distributors, but what kind of distributors could really satisfy both vendors and manufacturers?
In this research, raw data of each distributor is collected from public “Market Observation Post System” which is held by “Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation”. DEA method is adopted to evaluate all distributors’ performance in order to realize the relative positions for all being-estimated distributors. Furthermore, this research tries to classify each distributor’s management status by 5-year-long performance change. Then, using the conclusions we have from above, this research studies each distributor’s financial characteristics in order to look for if there is any remarkable difference between benchmark and non-benchmark distributors.
Here summarize the conclusions of this research:
1. Regarding to management performance, this research shows that good performance distributors are getting stronger and vice versa. The benchmark group includes 3 companies, which are Supreme, Edom and PCT. The members of fall-behind group are Frontek, SAC and Zenitron.
2. This research classifies distributors into six types by Malmquist Productivity Index and CCR. Among these six groups, PCT, whose scale of asset is the smallest, is the one with the best performance. However, some distributors with far bigger asset than other competitors are not good enough as people think, like WPI and Yosun.
3. Getting further to analyze the root causes which could affect distributors’ performance, this research finds that benchmark distributors are doing excellent on following aspects: Current Ratio/Quick Ratio and Inventory Turnover Ratio/Days-Inventory Turn.
4. To analyze the performance fall-behind distributors, it shows they are poor at following aspects: A/R Turnover Ratio/Average Collection Period, ROA, ROE, and Pre-Tax Income Capital ratio.
5. This research shows that there is no obvious difference between benchmark and non-benchmark distributors on following aspects: Company Setup Duration and Employee on-job Duration. It concludes that old distributors or distributors with long on-job employees are not certainly with better performance.||en_US|