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Coping with the Crunch: How Innovation Helps the Johnson & Johnson Sales and Logistics Company, LLC Optimize Transportation Capacity
The Global Transportation Organization, a division of Johnson & Johnson, successfully dealt with the global transportation crunch. Factors contributing to its

annual inflation rate  story at ChainLink 's annual conference recently, we were all ears. Kristyn talked about the macroeconomic factors that have created this crunch, the GTO's approach to relationships with the carriers, its push for innovation in dealing with the issues, and its use of technology. This article combines some of ChainLink's own research with the story of the GTO. Macroeconomic Forces We've all heard the perfect storm analogy in transportation—long-term economic forces, political factors, and physical

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Using Predictive Analytics within Business Intelligence: A Primer


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annual inflation rate  financial situations, and lower annual percentage rate (APR) offered by competitors. The combination of these predictors can be used to create a predictive model. The predictive model can then be applied and customers can be put into categories based on the resulting data. Any changes in user classification will flag the customer. That customer will then be targeted for the loyalty program. Financial institutions, on the other hand, use predictive analytics to identify the lifetime value of their Read More

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annual inflation rate  a 26 percent compound annual rate. But Chinese industry is far more labor-intensive than in the West. In 2001, the average Chinese manufacturing enterprise had 331 employees versus 46 per establishment in the United States. Chinese wages and manufacturing value-add per employee were one-tenth of the American levels. Nonetheless, the velocity of manufacture is definitely accelerating in China. Since 2001, employment at Chinese manufacturing enterprises has grown only 2 percent per year while manufacturing Read More

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