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FFH
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
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HTC not as good as Apple at forecasting & supply chain mgt

The problem here is that HTC is not as good as Apple at forecasting customer demand and at supply chain mgt. They should have recognized growing demand for Android based smartphones at least a year ago and should have locked up component suppliers with long term contracts at that time. Now they are playing catch-up and will be waiting a year or more for new suppliers to build additional capacity.

Giving bonuses to Sprint execs isn't going to change the problem with HTC smartphone availability. The question is, does Sprint have ANY contracts with other smartphone manufacturers other than HTC to build 4G smartphones? If they don't, the Sprint execs aren't going to be able to collect on their bonuses.
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RiseAbove
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join:2004-01-30

said by FFH:

The problem here is that HTC is not as good as Apple at forecasting customer demand and at supply chain mgt.
Uhh what Apple has horrible supply chain dynamics when it comes to their products. They usually run short on everything plus it helps with marketing to make people think they need it since everybody and their mother bought the other ones.