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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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Google Acquisition of Motorola: OSO Model and the Solutions Supply Chain

by Matthew Davis  |  August 15, 2011

Unless you were hiding under a rock today, you must have heard about Google's acquisition of Motorola and there's is already chatter on motives of the deal.  My take is...

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You HAVEN'T heard of an OSO?! Let's talk about some solutions.

by Matthew Davis  |  July 29, 2011

The elevator I take to my office every day has a small video monitor that flashes snip-its of news, some stock tickers and, often, advertisements for products.  The last week,...

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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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Watson, First Step Jeopardy... Next Step Supply Chain?

by Matthew Davis  |  February 16, 2011

For Jeopardy fans like myself, the last two nights of play have been quite different than the traditional matches.  Not just because the all time champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter have...

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GoogleTV Delay... Implications for Supply Chain & Coopetition

by Matthew Davis  |  December 21, 2010

The GoogleTV was supposed to be a feature of the huge Consumer Electronics Show in January, but a "lukewarm reception" of the current product is reportedly causing a delay in it's...

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Acer New Product Launch of Tablets, Iconia and Smartphones... New Supply Chain Strategy?

by Matthew Davis  |  November 24, 2010

Yesterday, Acer announced a host of new product launches at their global press conference... several of which put them into new product categories including tablets and smartphones.  Is Acer trying...

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Android: Google using content in a new "razor blade model"

by Matthew Davis  |  October 25, 2010

For those of you who use manual razors, how many times have you declared this time as the last time you're paying $25 for a pack of replacement razors?  And...

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Will government intervention scare off or encourage supply chain use of social software? Privacy a concern at Gartner Symposium.

by Matthew Davis  |  October 21, 2010

After a whirlwind of conversation at Symposium, I am both reflecting on those conversations as well as getting back to speed with current events.  The theme from both is a concern about social...

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