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Inside Hitachi Global Storage Technologies' Rapid Supply Chain Deployment

Mergers and acquisitions are common in the electronics industry, but by any measure the combination of the respective storage divisions of IBM and Hitachi was a significant undertaking. The newly created Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST), with revenues of more than $4.3 billion in its first year of joint operation (2003), immediately became one of the world's leading suppliers of hard drives and related storage products…