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On the Map: Location Technology Goes Mainstream

September 12, 2005

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Business information analysis is at a crossroads. Saddled with an overabundance of data, corporations struggle to distill terabytes of information so that C-level executives and business process managers can make credible and effective decisions. Much of these data are associated with a location. Customer information files often contain a name and address; packages need to […]

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Adaptive Business Networks: A Strategy for Change and Efficiency in Manufacturing

September 12, 2005

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Business strategy has reached a turning point in which two opposing forces must be reconciled. At one end of the spectrum is the need for stable, efficient processes in a company. At the opposite end is the need for instant adaptation to rapidly changing business conditions. Efficiency without adaptability means solving yesterday’s business challenges at […]

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Are High Tech Manufacturers’ Supply Chains Up to the Global Challenge?

September 12, 2005

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As high-tech manufacturers continue their quest for high performance by seeking ever-lower costs and promising new markets for their products, cross-border trade accelerates in greater volumes. But while some companies are reaping strong benefits from their global businesses and are achieving high performance, many more are stumbling. In both cases, companies’ performance is directly related […]

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Quick-Change Supply Chains

September 12, 2005

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We may never see a television series about supply chains. However, nearly everyone is familiar with Survivor, where the best players develop fast-changing strategies to outdo competitors and persevere through shifting conditions. “Outwit, outplay, outlast” is the show’s motto. So perhaps Survivor can be viewed as a good model – a template, in fact – […]

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Asset Momentum A New Metric

September 12, 2005

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ClearMomentum Measuring the cash cycle or the velocity of cas h can be one of the most exciting and enlightening activities for the business manager. Oftentimes such analysis reveals customers, business units or product lines that either A) contribute to free cash flow or B) consume free cash flow. Implementing management strategies that optimize free […]

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Adaptive Supply Chain Networks: Delivering Integrated Supply Chain Planning and Execution by Design

September 12, 2005

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Today, all companies operate in a turbulent economic environment – a result of the shift in the market after the downturn of the last few years and changes in the balance of power in the global economy. Every dimension of business requires greater speed and efficiency. As one of today’s key business processes, SAP’s vision […]

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The Supply Chain Opportunity For Chemical Companies

September 12, 2005

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Low profitability is a worn-out story for key players in the U.S. chemical industry. In recent years, chemical companies removed plant bottlenecks, added the latest process control technologies and found ways to squeeze out manufacturing costs. Chemical companies’ supply chain costs are second only to manufacturing and conversion costs – the areas historically given the […]

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Enable Margin Improvement Initiatives With E-Procurement

September 12, 2005

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Enable Margin Improvement Initiatives With E-Procurement “For a typical company, a 5 percent reduction in purchasing cost can increase the bottom line as much as a 30 percent increase in sales.” – BuyIT Best Practice Network, “Building the Business Case for e-Procurement/ROI” AcquireX is the leading provider of application services that allow organizations to easily […]

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Delivering the Value of Visibility

September 12, 2005

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VeriSign Inc. operates intelligent infrastructure services that enable people and businesses to find, connect, secure and transact across today’s complex, global networks. Every day, we enable over 14 billion Internet interactions, 3 billion telephony interactions and $100 million of e-commerce. EPC Services Among the many accomplishments for VeriSign’s EPC/RFID business in 2004, we are especially […]

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