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Entries Tagged 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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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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GoogleTV: Another Spotlight on Digital / Physical Supply Chain Convergence

by Matt Davis  |  October 7, 2010  |  2 Comments

A television, the GoogleTV, your smartphone, an internet connection, a satellite dish, your remote control… all working together as you master a world of content in your living room.

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RIM’s PlayBook (“the Blackberry tablet”) will muddy the waters in B2B electronics supply chain

by Matt Davis  |  September 28, 2010  |  2 Comments

The RIM PlayBook is a good example of collaborating with customers to become more market driven and could further complicate the demand mix between laptops and smartphones.

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