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August 20, 2012

Supply Chains: Perhaps Lean and Flexible, but are they Predictable?

Posted by Komal Jain (View Profile | View All Posts) at 7:13 AM

blog18_new.jpgOne quick look down the past 20-30 years for changes in the supply chain, and you'll see straight off that organizations have been focusing on making their supply chains more efficient by reducing inventory, implementing just-in-time ideas, consolidating vendors and leveraging technologies like RFID.  On the other hand, the very nature of business has become increasingly transcontinental and so has the supplier-manufacturing base of many large enterprises.  This is clearly bringing in a "global" dimension to the efforts that several companies are making - investing to the tune of several millions of dollars to make their supply chains lean and flexible.

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August 3, 2012

When the parts matter the most

Posted by Komal Jain (View Profile | View All Posts) at 6:25 AM

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The computer industry has always tussled with the problem of forging a unique identity.  Semiconductor companies and other hardware component suppliers for consumer electronics typically lack a direct relationship with end customers.

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June 29, 2012

B2B must smell the digital transformation coffee

Posted by Komal Jain (View Profile | View All Posts) at 6:37 AM

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Remember the comparison between radio, which took 38 years to reach 50 million users, the Internet that did it in 4, and Facebook, which took less than half that time? Impressive as they are, there's a lot more to digital evolution than just numbers. Actually, 'transformation' is a better word to describe the metamorphosis of the Internet from a channel of information to a medium of social hyper-connectivity. 

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