How a Supply Chain Planning System Drives Total Value, Part 1

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series examining how a supply chain planning system model can improve customer service and drive total value creation. Supply chain complexity has increased exponentially over the past several decades because of globalization, consumer demand for increased product customization and the development of multi-functional business processes to…


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Intel Tops Q1 Chip Sales; Semiconductor Market to Decline 7.2% in 2019

After three consecutive years of growth – and a sales increase of 13.2 percent in 2018—the global semiconductor market is forecast by IDC to decline to $440 billion this year, down 7.2 percent from $474 billion in 2018. IDC’s Semiconductor Applications Forecaster also expects that semiconductor revenues will recover in 2020 and log a compound…


3 Must-Knows as Servitization Arrives

Every generation is confronted with its own innovations and radical market disruptions that completely shake-up businesses, industries, economies and transform livelihoods. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are now in the thick of one of these periods of significant disruption thanks to servitization,and being forced out of their comfort zones. Servitization – where companies shift from strictly…