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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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Creating an Information-Driven Supply Chain With Oracle Supply Chain Management

September 12, 2005

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Increasingly unique and unpredictable customer demands for innovation, speed, quality and service compel supply chain participants to rapidly adopt new e-business practices. These practices allow companies to lower costs, increase velocity and drive new business, enabling them to survive and thrive in an increasingly competitive environment. Creating a supply chain that fosters collaboration and offers […]

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Global Sourcing: Insights and Opportunities From China and Beyond

September 12, 2005

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Sourcing goods globally – developing strategies, capabilities and formal processes for acquiring materials from the most effective use of resources regardless of location – is not a new, or even revolutionary, practice. Many companies have been doing it for years. Recently, however, there have been large increases in: 1) the number of companies seeking to […]

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Inquiries and Insights on Supply Chain Collaboration

September 12, 2005

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In late 2003, Accenture published a cross-industry paper, “Connecting with the Bottom Line: A Global Study of Supply Chain Leadership and Its Contribution to the High-Performance Business.” Among the report’s conclusions were two particularly salient findings. First, a direct, statistically viable connection was made between supply excellence and increased market capitalization levels. In effect, the […]

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Delivering Merger Synergy: A Supply Chain Perspective

September 12, 2005

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After a quiet period of several years, merger and acquisition activity has gained momentum across many industry sectors in 2005. The interest in M&A activity never, of course, disappeared – and with good reason. Accenture research shows that high-performance businesses pursue growth strategies that juggle the short-term priorities of today and the organizational and competitive […]

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