HDD manufacturers could learn from the Japanese earthquake recoveries

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HDD manufacturers could learn from the Japanese earthquake recoveries.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/12/0lOkhK.jpg[/newsimage]In light of the massive damage months-long flooding in Thailand brought upon the HDD industry - submerged factories, constrained supply lines and inflated product prices - there are some important lessons it can learn from how NAND flash memory makers reacted to the Japanese earthquake earlier this year, revealed market research company IHS.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/hdd-companies-could-learn-from-the-japanese-earthquake-recoveries-55538/](http://www.myce.com/news/hdd-companies-could-learn-from-the-japanese-earthquake-recoveries-55538/)


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As long as “Bean Counters” are running these companies, common sense just isn’t going to happen. A million pieces from one supplier is going to cost less than a hundred thousand pieces from 10 suppliers. If the cheap slimey Bean Counters can save a quarter of a cent per piece they’re going to jump on the saving, reliability of supply be damned.