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Can Your Supply Chain Say, "Yes, but..."?

by Matthew Davis  |  July 1, 2013

A supply chain that says "yes" to every customer request, without enforcing required tradeoffs, will erode profitability and cannot manage a set of standard, repeatable processes. It overservices certain customers,...

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Has Supply Chain Made It On Broadway?

by Matthew Davis  |  June 21, 2013

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...

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Complimentary Supply Chain Segmentation Webinar - June 3 / 4

by Matthew Davis  |  May 29, 2013

I'll be hosting a complimentary webinar next week on supply chain segmentation and its role in enabling demand-driven maturity.  Supply chain segmentation only continues to grow in importance as global...

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Top 10 Moments from Gartner's Supply Chain Executive Conference

by Matthew Davis  |  May 28, 2013

Our supply chain community is pretty damn amazing. As I collected my thoughts on the flight back from Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference, I kept coming back to the incredible...

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Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 and Supply Chain Segmentation

by Matthew Davis  |  April 1, 2013

Our Supply Chain research organization is in full swing of our annual Top 25 data gathering, assessment and voting cycle for 2013.  Having just completed many briefings with leading organizations...

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Supply Chain Segmentation... Why is everyone so one-size-fits-all?

by Matthew Davis  |  December 10, 2012

Pharma. High Tech. Apparel. Consumer Products. Med Devices. Agrochemical. Heavy Equipment. Even Retailers and Grocers.  All working on supply chain segmentation.  Over the last two years, I've watched as supply...

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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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Supply Chain Segmentation Becoming a Reality: Dell & Converse

by Matthew Davis  |  November 15, 2010

Have you ever heard someone say "Oh I don't care what kind, just get the cheapest one"... and then in the next moment, "No, I don't like that one.  It's...

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