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Apple Can’t Innovate or Manage Supply Chain

Everything in business comes back to supply and demand ““ and failing at that basic premise is what causes headaches all over the world. Superstar Apple is no different, as they themselves are encountering supply chain issues which hamstring the explosive growth the company is known for. According to this article by Peter Cohan, Apple's falling stock was due in large part to the inability to meet demand, and that was inability stemmed directly from supply chain issues: A big culprit for Apple's disappointing results and slashed stock price is simple “” it can't make enough products to meet consumer demand. According to the Journal, “Analysts say the company could sell 10 million or so iPad Minis by the end of the year, if they can make enough. Analysts have blamed supply-chain problems for lower-than-expected initial iPhone 5 sales of five million in the opening weekend.” This problem can make investors skittish, and that can (and, according to Cohan, has) resulted in a slow-down of Apple innovation. Apple's dominance of markets is dependent very much so on the ability to get products into those markets ““ without that ability, they are likely to begin losing the foothold the company currently enjoys.

About Matthew Kabik

Matthew Kabik is the former Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He worked at Computer Aid, Inc. from 2008 to 2014 in the Harrisburg offices, where he was a copywriter, swordsman, social media consultant, and trainer before moving into editorial.

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