There may be a dearth of certain Shimano parts holding up bike production around the world but America's Manufacturer magazine features an article on 'Enterprise Performance Management' - EPM - as conducted by suppliers such as Cannondale.

Shortages? What shortages? We got EPM!

According to AMR Research, a Boston-based consulting firm, EPM is: “A superset of applications and processes that cross the traditional department boundaries to manage the full lifecycle of business decision-making.”

Cannondale’s supply chain manager John Nafis is interviewed in the Manufactrer.com article:

http://www.themanufacturer.com/content_detail.html?header=latest+features&contents_id=2624&t=manufacturer_us

And here’s an index to the Shimano/steel/carbon/rubber shortages articles carried by BikeBiz.com to date:

http://www.bikebiz.co.uk/…/article.php?id=4078

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