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Google Profits Down 20% As CPC Plummets 15%

October 22, 2012

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  The day’s big news of Google’s precipitous drop in share price concealed the fact that Google’s average CPC is down 15% from a year ago. This decline in one of Google’s key performance metrics has potentially far more long-term consequences than a silly printer’s mistake. Yesterday’s premature release of Google’s disappointing quarterly earnings caused […]

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Cupid Media Expands Internationally with DirectTrack

September 19, 2012

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Press Release         PITTSBURGH – September 13, 2012 – Direct Response Technologies, a leading provider of global performance marketing solutions, announced that Cupid Media is expanding its global network by incorporating the advanced internationalization features and user-engagement functionality found within the DirectTrack® affiliate marketing platform. Located in Queensland, Australia, Cupid Media operates […]

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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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Special Interview: Lyle Ginsburg

June 14, 2004

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ASCET: The Auto-ID Center – a major force for researching and promoting radio frequency identification – closed recently, with its mission and resources moved to EPCglobal. Can you explain why this was done? Ginsburg: “Transfer of power” was part of the plan all along. As a research entity, the Auto-ID Center’s goal was to help […]

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Leveraging Off-Site Delivery Centers for High Performance

June 14, 2004

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Companies are always looking for better ways to move to a higher level of performance, and recent economic conditions have accelerated that search. In the process, however, many organizations have rediscovered the performance potential of an integrated, extended supply chain – working with suppliers, customers, business partners, and third parties to create seamless end-to-end operations. […]

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Networks–The Future of Transportation Management

June 14, 2004

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By the end of this decade, transportation workflow will be revolutionized through transportation management networks on the Internet that allow true collaboration to maximize utilization and minimize costs. Transportation management is due for change. It is a communication-intense, cumbersome process that involves negotiation at virtually every step and is still managed with manual forms of […]

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Special Interview: Dick Hunter

June 14, 2004

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ASCET: Many experts have called Dell’s supply chain its most competitive advantage. How was that accomplished, and how long did it take? Hunter: In the early ’90s Michael [Dell] really came to grips with the value of supply chain when we had some setbacks with notebook computers, and wrote off a fair amount of inventory. […]

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Hospital Supply Chain Savings

June 14, 2004

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U.S. hospitals are under great financial pressure. The hospital supply chain presents enormous opportunities for hospital executives seeking to reduce costs and gain new efficiencies. Cost savings opportunities from operational analyses and efficiencies from upgrading or replacing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems rely on a foundation of accurate, reliable data for their success. With limited […]

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Improving Supply Chain Performance

June 14, 2004

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It is time for companies to start investing in supply chain management to improve enterprisewide operational performance management; this will lead to improved competitiveness and create lasting value. Unlike the post-Y2K years and the tail end of the dot-com boom, the focus on supply chain management (SCM) shouldn’t be all about automation. Companies should focus […]

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