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Drowning in inventory

I should finish the story of the Wildkitties, since I started it a few posts ago.  It was 1993, and Dell had posted its only quarterly loss in the second quarter, due to $71 million in writedowns (Ruback, 2003) associated with excess inventory and scrapping the notebook product line.   821 more words

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The need for operational excellence (and subsequently, a Chief Operating Officer)

Small companies and start-ups often get off to a good start because of good product(s) combined with good marketing. As the company grows, it hires more sales people and product developers, one to increase demand and penetration, and the other to ensure adequate supply. 517 more words

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