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Building the Foundation for The Global RFID Ecosystem

September 12, 2005

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Innovation Is Our Business Intel has been at the forefront of the computer technology revolution for 35 years. The drive for innovation led us to create the world’s first microprocessor in 1971, and Intel continues to lead the way as the preeminent supplier of building blocks for the worldwide digital economy. The Intel product line […]

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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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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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Interview: Tom Gibbs, Director of Worldwide Strategy and Planning, Intel Corporation.

September 12, 2005

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ASCET: Why does Intel care about RFID? Tom Gibbs (TG): Let‘s begin by saying why we don’t care: we are not making RFID tags. Our interest is really in all-autonomic sensor technology and its impact on IT architecture. RFID is an example of a device that can store information, and ultimately somewhere down the road, […]

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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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The RFID Advantage

September 12, 2005

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Last year I wrote an article for ASCET that described the adoption of RFID in the context of other technologies that have struggled to gain acceptance before they take shape and deliver on their potential. It’s common with all technologies ranging from railroads to electric motors and is particularly common in information technology for hype […]

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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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ActivCard: Identity Assurance and Digital Credential Management

September 12, 2005

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Company Summary ActivCard (Nasdaq: ACTI) is a leading provider of identity assurance solutions that when integrated into an identity management system, allow customers to issue, use and manage trusted digital identities. ActivCard’s products include software and hardware that facilitate the authentication of a user to a network, a system or applications through different security devices […]

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Elusive Integration: Linking Sales and Operations Planning

September 12, 2005

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Mapping customer delivery requirements against the realities of supply chain capability is often an endless source of friction. Demand forecasts are constantly changing, customer needs are ever more specific, and service requirements are rising in every industry. Growing overseas sourcing makes seasonal fluctuations tougher and places greater stress on intra- and inter-organizational communications. Supply chain integration has long promised to smooth the wrinkles between sales and operations planning.

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