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Doctorandus_P:

--- Quote from: coppercone2 on May 27, 2024, 04:19:49 am ---apple vs blackberry - again it seems that blackberry got killed by greed.

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Matthias Wandel has worked for Blackberry and recently made a video about just this topic.
In short, Blackberry built a very lean system with limited capabilites because hardware simply was not capable of doing more at that time. And then Moore happened and they were not able to make good use of all the capabilities of newer hardware quick enough and they lost to the competition.



nctnico:

--- Quote from: Doctorandus_P on May 27, 2024, 07:17:35 am ---
--- Quote from: coppercone2 on May 27, 2024, 04:19:49 am ---apple vs blackberry - again it seems that blackberry got killed by greed.

--- End quote ---

Matthias Wandel has worked for Blackberry and recently made a video about just this topic.
In short, Blackberry built a very lean system with limited capabilites because hardware simply was not capable of doing more at that time. And then Moore happened and they were not able to make good use of all the capabilities of newer hardware quick enough and they lost to the competition.

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Yep. But they are not the only ones. The same happened to Nokia (for example).

Doctorandus_P:
Philips is near extinct although they sold the name so you can still see it on some consumer appliances. Bits and pieces of Philips have been sold of to various companies over the last 20 years. Some CEO's probably got rich of off that.

General Electric is defunct as of 2024-04-02 according to Wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Electric

coppercone2:

--- Quote from: Doctorandus_P on May 27, 2024, 07:17:35 am ---
--- Quote from: coppercone2 on May 27, 2024, 04:19:49 am ---apple vs blackberry - again it seems that blackberry got killed by greed.

--- End quote ---

Matthias Wandel has worked for Blackberry and recently made a video about just this topic.
In short, Blackberry built a very lean system with limited capabilites because hardware simply was not capable of doing more at that time. And then Moore happened and they were not able to make good use of all the capabilities of newer hardware quick enough and they lost to the competition.


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If manufacturing is so lean, where is that saving going to? I would call it greedy.

Of course there is some exceptions to increase time savings (i.e. 1 thing is not dependent on another thing verifying something before it can get implemented). But you could always run it at a backlog. From what I have seen its obsession about reducing manufacturing and R&D costs usually (costs), not making it faster. They can usually make it faster with the same capabilities but its more expensive. I.e. 1 team that team 2 normally depends on to do something gets more people on team 2 instead of removing the cooperation between team 1 and 2.

Even as simple as something like 5S. You could either get more storage space and a inventory/maintence guy to preserve old equipment, or throw it out. Could be as simple as renting a ware house to put some capital machinery in, and paying someone to oil and power it up once a month. Or you could scrap it then die when the market requirement changes. I have seen the effects of this one. the company was changed forever because they did a gamble on the market and got rid of very important tools that were not replaceable in the time required to take the market. a VHS vs Betamax type deal. In the grand scheme of things, they saved pennies and blocked themselves from one of the greatest markets ever, and became dependent on contract companies over seas to even have their name stay in the game with marginal quality products with a small sliver of product that basically served as "hey  its just a reminder we exist in similar markets that are not nearly as lucrative as this one". ALso they lost expertise in doing QC on that product (which came with the people that knew the manufacutring machinery), losing the first class status for building products because they could not evaluate the offerings from other companies properly (i.e. bleed money for contract services that made every decision unappealing, and they can not even properly evaluate products they wanna basically re-sell with minor design changes from overseas).

This was made under the guise of 'being lean'. You could say they lost a fucking national manufacturing sector with this decision .

nctnico:

--- Quote from: coppercone2 on May 27, 2024, 10:50:36 pm ---
--- Quote from: Doctorandus_P on May 27, 2024, 07:17:35 am ---
--- Quote from: coppercone2 on May 27, 2024, 04:19:49 am ---apple vs blackberry - again it seems that blackberry got killed by greed.

--- End quote ---

Matthias Wandel has worked for Blackberry and recently made a video about just this topic.
In short, Blackberry built a very lean system with limited capabilites because hardware simply was not capable of doing more at that time. And then Moore happened and they were not able to make good use of all the capabilities of newer hardware quick enough and they lost to the competition.


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If manufacturing is so lean, where is that saving going to? I would call it greedy.

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That has nothing to do with it. Blackberry focussed all the engineers on getting maximum performance out of hardware and a network with limited capabilities. That is being lean. This resulted in situation where Blackberry had very specific knowledge for a single type of solution. A one-trick-pony. Then internet + GSM / Edge happened which made all the knowledge at Blackberry obsolete. And Blackberry didn't switch in time to develop for internet + GSM / Edge, so they faded into obsolescence rather quickly (within 2 or 3 years the Blackberries dissapeared).

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