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Managing the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain
Recent uncertainty in the global economy is not only having a negative impact on international economies, but an equally deleterious effect on global supply

bu student link  impact on international economies, but an equally deleterious effect on global supply chains. As with the international economies they serve, global supply chains are interwoven and inextricably linked to one another. For instance, if one link is severed in the supply chain it can cause a ripple effect which could collapse the entire chain. I’ll look at some of the concerns for potential supply chain collapse, and some strategies to limit your exposure to such a risk. Supply Chain Management Challenges

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A Key Link in the Supply Chain-Connecting Business Strategy to Distribution Center Processes


Today, there is less clarity in wholesale, retail, and vertical sales operations than ever before. In a marketplace that dictates increasingly complex operations, distribution centers of all types need to ensure that their warehouse management systems keep up with customer demand. To keep your supply chain from exploding in your face, defuse complexity with a simple distribution indexing tool.

bu student link  in the Supply Chain-Connecting Business Strategy to Distribution Center Processes Today, there is less clarity in wholesale, retail, and vertical sales operations than ever before. In a marketplace that dictates increasingly complex operations, distribution centers of all types need to ensure that their warehouse management systems keep up with customer demand. To keep your supply chain from exploding in your face, defuse complexity with a simple distribution indexing tool. Read More

ERP: Origins, Developments, and Trends


ERP first developed as a form of inventory control and later grew to link disparate bodies of information together from across the enterprise. Now, ERP enhancements include SCM, CRM, and e-commerce features, just to name a few. However, where is this technology going? What does it mean now?

bu student link  systems continue to change, but the promises they make remain the same: improve the bottom line. This is the first installment of Back to the Basics , an intermittent series that will unearth the core definitions of buzzwords and key application systems, and chart their evolution. Understanding their evolution is essential to knowing their current use, future developments, and upcoming trends—and more importantly, for making informed decisions. Enterprise resource planning : noun . An Read More

How Performance Management Drives Success in a Weak Economy


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Case Study: Newburgh Enlarged City School District


Schools often need to deploy computers that offer a limited feature set, as limiting a computer’s functions is important to protecting its purpose and keeping students focused. To lock down student workstation functionality, Newburgh Enlarged City School District finally implemented a solution to control system settings and application functionality. Learn more about the features and functionality of this workstation access solution.

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Agresso + CODA, VITA + Link (+ CODA 2go): What's the Sum? (Part 1)


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Blackboard: New Student-centric Release


Blackboard Inc. announced a new release of its learning management system (LMS). New functionality focuses on student retention and outcomes. The release introduces Retention Center, an embedded feature that unveils student performance and engagement. Instructors can recognize risk factors such as missed deadlines and poor grades. Consequently, professors may identify those students that need

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Project Portfolio Management's Missing Functional Link: Stakeholder Management


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