Inside Hitachi Global Storage Technologies' Rapid Supply Chain Deployment

E2open steps up to the challenge of getting Hitachi's newly created company off to a fast start in the marketplace

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…