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Top PI Blog Posts Countdown No. 2: Double Marginalization and the Decentralized Supply Chain

November 2, 2012


Editor’s Note: As we approach my 1,000th Procurement Insights blog post (we are now at 999 posts), I have over the past week, been sharing with you the top 5 posts in terms of overall reads. Today’s submission, which ranked number 2 with 13,077 reads, was written on August 9th, 2007.  The focus of the […]

Dangerous Supply Chain Myths Revisited (Part 6): Enablement of the Supply Management Organization – Balancing Capability with Control

August 20, 2011


Each day for the next seven days I will be posting parts 1 through 7 from what is considered to be one of the most popular series in the Procurement Insights Blog’s history. The Dangerous Supply Chain Myths series was based on my review of the ISM, CAPS and A.T. Kearney Report that was originally […]

Oracle launches sourcing software on demand: Why market adaptability may ultimately derail the transition (Part 2)

April 14, 2009


“Recognizing that adoption or end-user compliance is one of the main barriers to a successful program, the ability for project champions to leverage user comfort with known applications such as Excel to access certain functions within the SAP architecture could stimulate stakeholder buy-in, at least internally. By promoting the utilization of SAP through a familiar, […]

SPONSOR NEWS: Marlin Equity Partners Invests in Emptoris (Beyond the Headlines Commentary)

January 22, 2009


Los Angeles, CA, January 20, 2009 – Marlin Equity Partners is pleased to announce that it has made a significant capital investment in Emptoris, Inc., a leading global provider of enterprise supply and contract management software.  Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Emptoris’ software and service solutions are used by Global 2000 companies in more than 75 […]

Building The Bandwagon: How Bellwether Software’s 23 Year Journey May Very Well Change The Way Organizations Purchase (Bellwether Software Profile)

October 2, 2008


Bell-weth-er (noun): One that serves as a leader or as a leading indicator of future trends (American Heritage Dictionary) Bellwether: A bellwether is any entity in a given arena that serves to create or influence trends or to pressure future happenings (Wikipedia – the free encyclopedia) In a recent post on eWorld, I discussed the […]

Double Marginalization and the Decentralized Supply Chain Revisited

July 16, 2008


Without a doubt, the concept of double marginalization and the resultant issues associated with understanding and addressing its impact represents one of the more complex elements of an organization’s supply chain practice. As the point of convergence of multiple stakeholder interests and the seemingly disparate (some would say contradictory) strategies that define today’s partinioned enterprises, […]

Do you practice “Business @ The Speed of Thought?” Does your enterprise have a “Digital Nervous System?” If not, why?

April 5, 2008


What does "Business @ The Speed of Thought" really mean?

Is There a Poor “Herbie” Anywhere in the Oracle SCM Area?

April 1, 2008


Member Question From the “Theory of Constraints” there is poor Herbie, the infamous bottleneck in the supply chain pipeline.  For any of you who use the Oracle Supply Chain 11.5.9 (or above) platform, is there any built-in “Herbie” that you’ve noticed, or has it been custom code wrapped around vanilla, that effected you most? New […]

Network Member Questions and Answers to Emerging Issues

February 7, 2008


Over the past few days the following questions by Network Members were asked and answered.  To access the answers in their entirety visit the CATA Supply (Chain) Practices Hub.  If you are not already a member, send an e-mail to, with “HUB” in the subject line. NOTE: There are no fees associated with joining the […]

Double Marginalization and the Decentralized Supply Chain by Jon Hansen

August 9, 2007


Double marginalization is defined as the “exercise of market power at successive vertical layers in a supply chain.”  Dating back to Lerner (1934) the problem that arises as a result of double marginalization is tied to an impetus to mark up the product’s price above marginal cost.  According to a 2005 Caltech paper (Vertical Integration […]