One example of something concrete (in the weeds) that came from this collaboration that I was - 12757

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One example of something concrete (in the weeds) that came from this collaboration that I was involved in first hand was when there was a power outage in New Mexico.  There were two semiconductor manufacturing facilities near each other in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The power outage affected about 2/3 of the entire state (long story–not important for this example).  Well, Intel (the company I was working for) had an incredible infrastructure and was back on line almost immediately (because of their back-up systems, they were never completely down). The other company, however, was not quite as ready for this incident.  Anyway, while I do not know all of the details (I have a feeling that some compensation changed hands), Intel took in some of the product from the other company, ran it through a few steps, then returned it.  This allowed the other company to not be hit quite so hard from the castatrophe.  I have a feeling that this never could have happened if the relationships had not been created by the Sematech effort.  My understanding is that they were willing to work together because they did not want the industry to look bad by missing deliverables because of a “little” power outage in New Mexico.  By showing that the whole industry could recover, it made them all look good. What do you think of this example?  How many competing companies are you aware of that would help each other meet deadlines?  Do you think this is good or bad for the companies involved (remember to look at this from an OB perspective)? 200-225 words and must have reference that is not included in the word count!!!!

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One example of something concrete (in the weeds) that came from this collaboration that I was involved in first hand was when there was a power outage in New Mexico.  There were two semiconductor manufacturing facilities near each other in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The power outage affected about 2/3 of the entire state (long story–not important for this example).  Well, Intel (the company I was working for) had an incredible infrastructure and was back on line almost immediately (because of their back-up systems, they were never completely down). The other company, however, was not quite as ready for this incident.  Anyway, while I do not know all of the details (I have a feeling that some compensation changed hands), Intel took in some