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On-Demand Supply Chain Webinars

by Matt Davis  |  August 21, 2013  |  1 Comment

 “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 segmentation.  Both topics are essential to long-term profitability and both are most directly encumbered by communication issues.  In fact, I asked 103 companies working on supply […]

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

by Matt Davis  |  July 16, 2013  |  1 Comment

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 for High Tech supply chain stories.  Over the last year, there have been several announcements about opening sites in the US or at least plans […]

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One Month Until Gartner Supply Chain Exec Conference in Melbourne

by Matt Davis  |  July 8, 2013  |  Comments Off

As I look at this week’s 90+°F forecast with thunderstorms every afternoon, the thought of traveling to Melbourne for a mild winter break sounds awesome.  We are putting final touches on presentations and prepping our industry co-presenters currently and the content is going to be great.  This event is extra special for me because it […]

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Has Supply Chain Made It On Broadway?

by Matt Davis  |  June 21, 2013  |  1 Comment

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 for drag queens. Probably sounds like your average day in supply chain, right?  Are we all the inspiration for Broadway and never knew it?! I […]

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Supply Chain Segmentation: A “How to” Webinar

by Matt Davis  |  June 4, 2013  |  Comments Off

I recorded a webinar yesterday on supply chain segmentation that provides a seven step methodology to implementing the concept as well as some easy to use frameworks to move through those seven steps.  It is available at: Implementing Supply Chain Segmentation We begin the webinar with findings from our 2013 CEO study in which we […]

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2012 Forecast for Corporate Buzzwords and Phrases

by Matt Davis  |  March 8, 2012  |  11 Comments

Sure, you’re cool… but are you corporate cool?  Had a more than flat reaction when busting out a “synergy” recently?  Been blown away by a coworkers slick use of “ideate” in Friday’s big meeting?  How do you keep track of the latest buzzwords and know when to retire others? Don’t fret, I’m here to help. As […]


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One step must start each journey

by Matt Davis  |  September 27, 2010  |  Comments Off

Welcome High Tech Supply Chain Leaders! My first blog entry provides an overview of the main themes I will cover including:
1. Supply Chain Segmentation
2. Demand Sensing and Shaping
3. The Digital Supply Chain
4. Supply Chain Innovation for High Tech
5. The technologies and processes that support items 1-4

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Hello world!

by Brian Hellauer  |  September 13, 2010  |  1 Comment

Welcome to Gartner Blog Network. Stay tuned for more developments in the Gartner Blog Network!

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