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Apple Product Forecasting Euphoria Gone Wild

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Let us dwell a few moments on real-life forecast error and another case of Apple related euphoria gone wild. Over the weekend, Apple, Inc. new iPad tablet had its official public product launch where consumers were able to actually buy and take possession of their first iPad.  Initial reports in the blogosphere and business media […]

Goal Conflict- Procurement vs. Broader Supply Chain: Where do you Stand?

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On his Supply Chain & Technology blog, Christian Verstraete provided rather insightful commentary in his Procurement vs. Supply Chain, what a match posting relating to the continuing conflict of goals among procurement and the broader functional supply chain community, and I cannot agree more with his observations.  “Unfortunately, we are still measuring many procurement specialists […]