Matt Davis

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Entries Categorized as 'Digital Supply Chain'


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

by Matt Davis  |  December 12, 2011  |  Comments Off

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 would I go to their website to look at soap?  Nuts.”  It seemed bizarre.  Now, weblinks in commercials are a mainstay.  In fact, demand management […]

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

by Matt Davis  |  August 15, 2011  |  1 Comment

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 that this acquisition falls in line with a lot of activity we are seeing in the High Tech industry as companies try to develop solutions […]

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

by Matt Davis  |  July 29, 2011  |  2 Comments

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, a series of those advertisements from Dell grabbed my attention.  Each had a singular picture of a particular user, say a hospital, a classroom or […]

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M2M Connected Supply Chain … for Ice Cream?

by Matt Davis  |  June 8, 2011  |  1 Comment

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 physical, digital and data networks of supply chain fulfillment: on-demand ice cream… with toppings no less. MooBella (www.MooBella.com) is showcasing machines that enable the user […]

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Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference – AMR Supply Chain Top 25

by Matt Davis  |  May 23, 2011  |  Comments Off

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 the reveal of the 2011 Supply Chain Top 25.  The conference has been a hot topic with clients so I wanted to provide more details.  […]

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Watson, First Step Jeopardy… Next Step Supply Chain?

by Matt Davis  |  February 16, 2011  |  1 Comment

For Jeopardy fans like myself, the last two nights of play have been quite different than the traditional matches. Not just because all time champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter have returned, but more because they are playing against a computer named Watson. Watson can “read” questions, interpret meanings, find natural language relationships and answer questions with a range of confidence intervals… all in the form of a question, of course. So what if Watson ran your supply chain?

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GoogleTV Delay… Implications for Supply Chain & Coopetition

by Matt Davis  |  December 21, 2010  |  Comments Off

The GoogleTV was supposed to be a feature of the huge Consumer Electronics Show in January, but general consumer disastisfaction with the current product is causing a delay in it’s release. While this has an impact on Google’s supply chain, many other manufacturer’s will be impacted by the delay as well.

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

by Matt Davis  |  November 24, 2010  |  Comments Off

Acer’s supply chain is known and benchmarked as a stellar example of end-to-end operational efficiency. It affords them some of the lowest price points in the PC marketplace. It is with this knowledge / perception of Acer that I watched the series of product announcements at their press conference and began to wonder… Is Acer moving away from their singular focus on cost?

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Android: Google using content in a new “razor blade model”

by Matt Davis  |  October 25, 2010  |  2 Comments

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 yet, four weeks later, we all do it again.  It’s commonly known as the “razor blade model.” Give away the razor at cost and make […]

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

by Matt Davis  |  October 21, 2010  |  Comments Off

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 software and internet rights to privacy. Applications of social media platforms for supply chain demand management and the ability to tap into the digital consumer […]

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