Entries Categorized as 'Digital 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 [...]
Category: Demand Sensing and Shaping Digital Supply Chain Original Solutions Orchestrator OSO Solutions Provider Tags: Digital Supply Chain, High Tech, Original Solutions Orchestrator, OSO, 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 [...]
Category: Digital Supply Chain Original Solutions Orchestrator OSO Solutions Provider Tags: Acquisition, Digital Supply Chain, Google, Motorola, Original Solutions Orchestrator, OSO, Solutions Provider
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 [...]
Category: Digital Supply Chain Original Solutions Orchestrator OSO Solutions Provider Tags: Digital Supply Chain, Original Solutions Orchestrator, OSO, Solutions Providers
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 [...]
Category: Demand Sensing and Shaping Digital Supply Chain Tags: Connected Products, Digital Supply Chain, M2M
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. [...]
Category: AMR Supply Chain Top 25 Demand Sensing and Shaping Digital Supply Chain Emerging Markets Supply Chain Risk Management Tags: AMR, AMR Supply Chain Top 25, Gartner Supply Chain Conference, Global Logistics, Logistics, Operations Management
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?
Category: Demand Sensing and Shaping Digital Supply Chain Tags: Jeopardy, Pattern Based Strategy, Social Media, Supply Chain, Watson
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.
Category: Demand Sensing and Shaping Digital Supply Chain Tags: Consumer Electronics, Google TV, GoogleTV Delay, High Tech, Supply Chain
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?
Category: Digital Supply Chain Supply Chain Segmentation Tags: Acer, Acer Tablet, Digital Supply Chain, Iconia, New Product Introduction, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Segmentation, Tablet
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 [...]
Category: Demand Sensing and Shaping Digital Supply Chain Tags: Android, Digital Supply Chain, Google, Smartphone
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 [...]
Category: Demand Sensing and Shaping Digital Supply Chain Tags: Demand Sensing and Shaping, Digital Consumer, Digital Supply Chain, Social Media, Supply Chain, Symposium