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Optimizing the Supply Chain: Back to Basics
As economic conditions worsen, organizations are stumbling on variety of customer demands ranging from superior services to lower costs. These extra

baby chrome  main success drivers. Take baby steps when implementing IT systems and make sure each step brings value to the entire supply chain. Management should understand that every IT system has a degree of complexity. Many organizations wrongly think that once a supply chain system is put in place, they won’t have to manage any supply chain issues. This is a completely incorrect approach. Management should keep focused on the supply chain at all times due to changes in the customer landscape and competitive

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The Wizardry of Business Process Management - Part 4

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baby chrome  all other components. “Code, baby, code!” would be the unfortunate tagline here, while the necessary software testing and documentation will likely not be integrated either. Enter Pro-Dex To eliminate the above shortcomings, Pega offers the trademarked Pro-Dex concept, i.e., the marriage of Procedural and Declarative execution to deliver the full power of business process automation (BPA ), thus boosting customers’ agility and return on investment (ROI ). Pro-Dex mirrors the way that business Read More

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Enterprise Software Migration Alert: Is SAP the Alternative?

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