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Interview: Marc Onetto, Executive Vice President of Operations, Solectron

September 12, 2005

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ASCET: Solectron has implemented lean logistics extensively. Have you achieved a pull model of demand-centric inventory with this approach? Marc Onetto (MO): Lean logistics is a journey, not a destination. If you asked Toyota today if they have perfect demand-centric inventory, I think they would tell you that they still have things to improve – […]

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The Leading Transportation Management Network

September 12, 2005

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Nistevo is the leading Collaborative Logistics Network for transportation management, a hosted software service that enables manufacturers, retailers, distributors and logistics service providers to view, plan, execute, settle and analyze their inbound and outbound transportation. Organizations of all industries and sizes participate in the network to collaborate with their supply chain partners and execute more […]

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Subaru Defies the Directed Parts Industry Status Quo

September 12, 2005

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Retail inventory management is what many automotive manufacturers call their attempt at vendor-managed inventory. As with all inventory-dependent industries, wrestling with inventories and balances is a huge battle with every original equipment manufacturer building and supporting multiple vehicle models, each with thousands of individual parts. Many automotive manufacturers have tried to control their dealers’ replacement […]

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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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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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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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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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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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