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Is Your Supply Chain Ready to Enable Profitable Growth and High Performance?

September 12, 2005

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Growth is clearly back on the executive agenda. Yet executives increasingly find that growing profitably is extremely challenging due to the complexity and volatility characteristic of today’s business environment. Further complicating matters is the fact that, after several years of intense focus on cost reduction, most companies’ supply chains are operationally efficient but are not […]

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RFID in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

September 12, 2005

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RFID technology will be a critical tool for combating drug counterfeiting and improving public safety. The question for pharmaceutical companies is where to start and how best to deploy RFID technology in complex supply chains. This article examines some of the key considerations and opportunities for RFID solutions in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Symptoms of […]

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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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Supply Chain Collaboration Checkup

September 12, 2005

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Industry Takes Stock of Collaboration Progress Sam Walton stated that the more information a retailer like Wal-Mart can share with its suppliers, the more benefits both parties can reap.[1] Though most trading partners would conceptually agree with collaboration as a useful business practice, translating this belief into a well-defined, easily measured process proved difficult. For […]

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What Is Location Intelligence?

September 12, 2005

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Summary As the battle to derive more value from information technology advances, new innovation and opportunity has risen in what is now called location intelligence. Organizations that seek to focus on improving margins and competitive positions in their retail sites or operations are finding they must look beyond the advantage they’re realizing from information technology […]

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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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Ventana Research

September 12, 2005

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Ventana Research is the preeminent research and advisory services firm in the Business Performance Management market. With the unique research framework covering both the technology and business aspects of performance management, Ventana Research helps decision-makers throughout the organization understand each other’s requirements, align goals and objectives and optimize business processes with existing and new technology […]

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Interview: Harvard University Professor Clayton Christensen

September 12, 2005

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ASCET: You use the term “disruptive technologies” in your work. Can you define this term and talk about how the concept can be applied to supply chain? Clayton M. Christensen (CC): A disruption is an innovation that comes into a market that enables a whole new population of people who historically might not have had […]

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Interview: Oracle senior vice president Sonny Singh foresees an open-link, high-visibility supply chain network revolution.

September 12, 2005

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ASCET: What are the obstacles to achieving the level of visibility and integration in the supply chain that companies are working to achieve? Sonny Singh (SS): The three that are the most common are standards, technology and culture. Visibility brings a lot of benefits, but it requires standards. Rosetta Net, for example, works to promote […]

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