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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 Read More
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Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry's
Support and maintenance (S&M) contracts mean very different things to vendors and to users. With user enterprises' growing awareness of how these S&M agreements

annual inflation rate  vendors continue to raise annual S&M fees year over year and well beyond the inflation or consumer price index (CPI) adjustments (which could be justified, at least). Oracle, for instance, recently reported its highest revenues ever for software license update and product support, with corresponding profit margins of a whopping 90 percent. The estimate is that about 14,000 licensees of Siebel, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards software combined are paying Oracle more than $1.5 billion (USD) in annual support Read More
Do Chinese Enterprises Really Need MES and WMS?
Despite rapid industrialization in China and other developing countries, most manufacturing execution systems (MES) and warehouse management systems (WMS) are

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
Maximizing Potential Benefits in Reverse Auctions
Reverse auction (RA) has emerged as a strategic tool for consumer packaged goods companies pursuing cost efficiencies in their sourcing programs. This article

annual inflation rate  also predicts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6 percent for e-sourcing purchases through 2008. Some of the key factors that are encouraging companies to implement RA as a sourcing tool are ruthless competition and high pressure on margin, forcing companies to reduce their input costs in order to enhance cost of goods sold (COGS) and revenue ratio; a trend of high inflation in commodity markets worldwide, making adoption of a sourcing system that can operate on a global scale and ensure accurate Read More
Using Predictive Analytics within Business Intelligence: A Primer
What are predictive analytics, and how are they used within business intelligence applications and for business performance management?

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
Distribution 2008 Executive Summary
This second annual survey of the warehousing and distribution industry, conducted by the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers

annual inflation rate  Executive Summary This second annual survey of the warehousing and distribution industry, conducted by the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers, explores the metrics, management practices, and business concerns of over 200 US warehouse and distribution facilities. This data is presented in easy-to-understand tables and charts, and may be useful for companies currently facing distribution center challenges. Read More
Differentiation through Service Excellence
With products increasingly becoming commodities, chief executive officers (CEOs) recognize that first-rate customer service is key to enhancing customer

annual inflation rate  service excellence human resources,customer relations strategy,customer service excellence,crm customer relations management,customer relationship management crm software,data mining customer relationship management Read More
Big Data Analytics: Profiling the Use of Analytical Platforms in User Organizations
While terabytes used to be synonymous with big data warehouses, now it’s petabytes, and the rate of growth in data volumes continues to escalate as

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Dreamforce 2010: Of Cloud Proliferation - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of Dreamforce 2010, salesforce.com’s annual user conference, which has over the past several years become

annual inflation rate  2010 , salesforce.com ’s annual user conference, which has over the past several years become a highly anticipated and entertaining end-of-the-year fixture for enterprise applications market observers. My post concluded that while Dreamforce 2009 was mostly about continued growth of the  cloud computing  trailblazer and unveiling of Salesforce Chatter , the company’s nascent social platform and collaboration cloud (as duly  covered by my blog series) , the overall Dreamforce 2010 theme was cloud pr Read More
Planning and Forecasting: Use Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts to Support Adaptive Management
Change may be the only constant in business. But why do so many companies lock themselves into a rigid system of annual plans, budgets, and targets that make

annual inflation rate  a rigid system of annual plans, budgets, and targets that make rapid response to changing markets—and increasing competition—difficult, if not impossible? In this series of six articles, Jeremy Hope explains how organizations are using innovative practices to create sustainable improvement in financial and operational performance. The finance teams in the companies highlighted have eliminated many of the barriers preventing the transition from business-as-usual to create—as Jeremy says—a more Read More
Founded in 1977, Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) supplies software for information management. With annual revenues of more than $10.9 billion (USD), the

annual inflation rate  for information management. With annual revenues of more than $10.9 billion (USD), the company offers its database, tools, and application products, along with related consulting, education, and support services, in more than 145 countries around the world. Oracle develops and deploys Internet-enabled enterprise software across its entire product line, which includes database, server, enterprise business applications and application development, and decision support tools. Oracle offers e-business Read More
Aligning Technology to Business Strategy: New Tools, Old Rules
Technology innovation continues at an incredible rate. Computing power, end user devices, networking and communication options, and software applications all

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Using Google Analytics to Increase Your Reporting Capabilities
A recent study by Jupiter Research found that e-mail marketers using Web analytics click-stream data to generate targeted e-mail campaigns produce an impressive

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SumTotal Delivers Context-Aware Talent Expansion Suite
At the 16th annual HR Tech Conference in Las Vegas, SumTotal Systems LLC announced the fall 2013 release of its Talent Expansion Suite. It is a context-aware

annual inflation rate  Suite At the 16th annual HR Tech Conference in Las Vegas, SumTotal Systems LLC  announced the fall 2013 release of its Talent Expansion Suite . It is a context-aware (predictive and prescriptive) solution for human resources (HR), featuring a user experience that delivers personalized talent, learning, and workforce management information and actions to end users. Employees are increasingly distracted from their work by the information that invades their environment, much of which is not relevant to Read More
Ultimate To Enhance Human Capital Management Offering
During the opening keynote address at Ultimate’s annual Connections customer conference in Las Vegas, Ultimate Software announced that it plans to deliver 28

annual inflation rate  keynote address at Ultimate’s annual Connections customer conference in Las Vegas,  Ultimate Software announced  that it plans to deliver 28 country-specific human capital management (HCM) localizations as well as payroll functionality through its partner Celergo. The solution is aimed at companies that need to handle their international workforce. The company confirmed that partnership with the integration-as-a-service provider Informatica will be extended to further streamline connections between Read More

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