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2013 Predictions Research Report Now Available

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Readers may recall that during the month of December, Supply Chain Matters outlined our ten predictions for global supply chains in 2013.  These predictions are now available in a comprehensive research report that is available for no-cost downloading. The report itself adds additional updated content that we were not able to provide in the series […]

GE Aviation Moves Toward Supply Chain Vertical Integration

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Today’s Wall Street Journal article reflecting on General Electric and its GE Aviation division (paid subscription required or free metered view) is impeccably timed. The article opens with the following introduction: “As Boeing pays a price for having farmed out crucial parts on its new Dreamliner, General Electric Co.’s aviation division is busy bringing work […]

Will SAP Learn the Importance of Voice of the Customer?

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Being an analyst and observer of the enterprise and B2B supply chain technology market for many years, I have observed that certain software companies often develop their own personalities and mannerisms. Some are market innovators, some are very in-tune to customer pain points and some just do not get it when it comes to the […]