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“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 1
In over a decade of covering the enterprise application space, I’ve repeatedly lauded and advised vertical focus (i.e., someone’s proven expertise in some

auto supplier inventory turns  languishing) United States (US) auto companies (which now own significant stakes in, or are owned by, foreign automakers) have all divested themselves of their in-house component suppliers. Ford Motor Company was no exception to this trend since it underwent a radical transformation of its supply chain at the turn of the 21st century.  Like the other two major fellow “Motown” automakers, Ford divested itself of the production of many components, as Chrysler  spun off its Mopar (short for MOtor

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