The industrial sector encompasses numerous businesses which provide both commercial and industrial equipment and supplies, food processing, manufacturing, transport, and distribution industries. In addition, the industrial sectors include a wide array of secondary markets, such as communications, information technology, and financial services. In order to be included in any one of these markets, you must be able to provide a variety of products and services that meet specific needs, whether those needs are for small businesses or larger conglomerates. In order to be successful in any of the industrials, you will need to understand the basic economics and business dynamics of how each market operates.
The largest companies in the industrial goods sector include General Motors, Cisco, Wal-mart, Cargil, Nike, AT&T, Microsoft, Koch, Time Warner, Reebok, Wal-mart, Boeing, Union Carbide, Unocal, Daewoo, Dell, Caterpillar, AT&T, Union Carbide, Daewoo, Samsung, Wal-mart, Cargil, Microsoft, Cisco, GE, Glaxon, Viacom, Boeing, Kocsis, KGA, Sun Microsystems, CitiCorp, Morgan Stanley, International Business Machines, Boeing, GE, Unocal,fuji, Panasonic, Quest, Union Carbide, GE Healthcare, UTX, Rockwell, Omron, Quest, Schlumberger, Boeing, Sharp, Whirlpool, Northrop, Omron, Boeing, Wal-Mart, CitiCorp, Sony, Terex, AT&T, Glaxon, divestiture, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, Alcoa, Microsoft, Alcan, Boeing, Philip Morris, Union Carbide, divestiture, GE Healthcare, Viacom, Quest, Dish Network, Viacom, United States Steel Corp., Continental, Wendy’s, eBay, Microsoft Internet Services, Starbucks, eBay, Yahoo, Symantec, Quicken, Sun Microsystems, eMachines, NetSuite, QuickBooks, Adobe, QuickBooks Pro, Acrobat Reader, Corel WordPerfect Office, Acrobat Reader 8, QuickTime, Shockwave, Lineage, RealPlayer, Real Audio Converter, Real Audio Video Converter, Real Video DVD to Flash, Video To Web Video, Real Players and Windows Media Player. These are just some of the most popular softwares used for conversion from different formats.
As the above list indicates, there are many companies in the IT, BPO and FMCG sectors who are directly or indirectly associated with the manufacturing, construction, distribution and marketing of capital goods. A number of manufacturing enterprises also cater to the consumption of these materials. Thus, we can safely say that the IT and BPO sectors are directly or indirectly exposed to the concerns of the food and beverage, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and chemical industries and the major exporters of these assets in the United States of America.