This is the Essence of "Keep the Show Going" .
We cannot always do a DeBeers
on every commodity or product line. Well, if you want to know what "Doing a DeBeers" means, Study about the History of Oppenheimer
, how he got his first difficult finance from Morgan and created a Marketplace for diamonds (Dense Crystalline Carbon).
Many times the Administration goes too strong on this 'Anti Trust' thing, weather it is Oppenheimer, Rockefeller or AT&T. It is necessary to be creative in managing such issues. These big entities provide large scale employment, directly and indirectly. Their Capital Expenditures and Commitments are huge and need very rigid and strong leadership. Mistakes happen, when we want to "Keep the Show Going". The economy of the region can be affected by ego wars.
Now back to matching demand and supply, commodity or service. When there is is a massive mismatch, then there are major financial shocks. Minor matches needs to be adjusted by Synchronization. Consolidation, Promotion, Pricing and Reducing/Incrementing Production and Inventory Gracefully (JIT - Just in Time).
One way was "Doing a DeBeers", it was a strategy, otherwise it is difficult to pay for the Mining Equipment and the Huge Digging Costs, for a Piece of Condensed Carbon.
One of the common mistakes we make is, Projecting Market growth or Estimating Market Potentials over a Period. Here is where we have to be very cautious. There are somethings we can see, some unexpected parameters will pop up at the wrong time, disturbing well thought of equations and plans.