Published: 20 October 2005
Analyst(s): Bruce Richardson
Apple did it with the iPod and Toyota with the hybrid car. They cornered the market by cornering the supply lines--what we call predatory supply chains. Here's a look at how Apple bought up the available flash memory for its iPods, locking out competitors, and how Toyota made strong ties with the hybrid engine makers to assure its pole position in the hybrid car market.
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