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On-Demand Supply Chain Webinars

by Matthew Davis  |  August 21, 2013

 "Would anyone actually sit for 45 minutes or so to listen to a webinar?"  It's a question I've asked a lot recently in talking with supply chain organizations on strategy and...

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US High Tech Manufacturing: Do a Few Actions or Many Words Speak Louder?

by Matthew Davis  |  July 16, 2013

As a supply chain practitioner in the High Tech industry for 10 years and having covered the industry as an analyst for 2, I tend to keep an eye out...

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Has Supply Chain Made It On Broadway?

by Matthew Davis  |  June 21, 2013

Kinky Boots, this year's Tony winner for Best Musical, is about saving a shoe manufacturing plant in a small UK town by switching production from men's loafers to high-heeled boots...

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Top 10 Moments from Gartner's Supply Chain Executive Conference

by Matthew Davis  |  May 28, 2013

Our supply chain community is pretty damn amazing. As I collected my thoughts on the flight back from Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference, I kept coming back to the incredible...

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Supply Chain Segmentation... Why is everyone so one-size-fits-all?

by Matthew Davis  |  December 10, 2012

Pharma. High Tech. Apparel. Consumer Products. Med Devices. Agrochemical. Heavy Equipment. Even Retailers and Grocers.  All working on supply chain segmentation.  Over the last two years, I've watched as supply...

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Corporate Jargon as Famous Movie Quotes

by Matthew Davis  |  December 14, 2011

Occasionally in my work with clients, I will say some jargon that clearly does not register.  And in an effort to clarify, I always try to think of a better...

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Social Network Solutions Businesses (OSOs) Bypassing OEMs Will Impact Supply Chain

by Matthew Davis  |  December 12, 2011

10 years ago I was watching TV and saw a commercial for a dish soap that had a website link at the bottom of the ad.  I thought, "Why the heck...

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M2M Connected Supply Chain ... for Ice Cream?

by Matthew Davis  |  June 8, 2011

I am at Axeda's annual Connexion conference which brings together users,  practitioners, analysts and providers in the M2M (machine-to-machine) / connected products ecosystem and found an interesting outcome of connecting the...

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Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference - AMR Supply Chain Top 25

by Matthew Davis  |  May 23, 2011

We are only a week away from our annual Supply Chain Executive conference in Scottsdale.  The content for this year is quite exciting and we are all looking forward to...

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Big Earnings Announcements… Implications for 2011 AMR Supply Chain Top 25

by Matthew Davis  |  February 22, 2011

It’s that time of year again… when Q4 earnings announcements have hit full stride and we get insights into complete fiscal year performance.  As with any other year, there were...

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