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Podcast: Interview with CEO of iPhone/iPad BI App Vendor MeLLmo
Listen to the podcast.Many business applications are going mobile. And BI is no exception. Many BI software vendors are launching new versions that support

harvard mba  the software industry, a Harvard MBA, and experience as consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, Becerra also has a history of founding successful companies (such as Graphical Information Inc., acquired by Oracle; and Infommersion, acquired by Business Objects in 2002). Listen to the podcast now . I welcome your thoughts—please leave a comment below, and I’ll respond as soon as I can. Read More
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Increasing the Value of Your Enterprise Through Improved Supply Chain Decisions Part 3: Conclusion
There remains no shortage of experts and solutions that purport to have the keys to improving your supply chain. However, executives who bear bottom line

harvard mba  Flexible , David M. Upton, Harvard Business Review, July-August 1995, p. 74. From Theory to Practice Perhaps the most famous examples of supply chain decisions contributing to corporate performance are Dell and Walmart. Both companies have systematically attacked the decision processes around inventory and flexibility with remarkable results. Dell has increased its return on invested capital from 154% to 325% from 1997 to 2001 2 . Days of supply in inventory have decreased from 13 to 5 over the same Read More
ToolsGroup-Going Back to Its SCP Roots
What has ToolsGroup, the expert in demand-driven SCP, been doing to address demand and supply variability? Read P.J. Jakovljevic’s article and see how

harvard mba  holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in industrial and systems engineering from Lehigh University . TEC: What are ToolsGroup’s particular capabilities and what pain points do they solve? JB: Time and time again, user surveys indicate that forecast accuracy and demand volatility are the top supply chain concerns for most companies. To respond profitably means understanding the sources of variability and planning for them appropriately. We tackle the demand volatility problem head-on. Read More
Increasing the Value of Your Enterprise Through Improved Supply Chain Decisions
Improving the decision process around inventory and supply chain flexibility will drive sustainable, measurable benefits in the near term that are

harvard mba  P., The Balanced Scorecard, (Harvard Business School Press, 1996) 2 - EVA is a registered trademark for Stern, Stewart & Co. Benefits of Improving the Decision Process Consider the challenge faced after a merger or acquisition. The challenge of rationalizing warehouses, distribution centers and even production facilities is a decision in the supply chain flexibility space. The rationalization exercise is non-trivial, but can drastically impact cash flow, as well as balance sheet and income statements. In Read More
Offshore Outsourcing: Is There a Method to the Madness? Planning for Offshore Outsourcing
Organizations considering the offshore outsourcing of processes should seriously consider adopting a proven methodology before implementation. This will

harvard mba  completed Executive Education at Harvard Business School. He can be reached by e-mail at nkapila@bellsouth.net or by phone at (404)321-7515. Read More
Eccentex-Enabling Do-it-yourself Case Management
Various types of vendors and products have taken hold of the business process management (BPM) software market. While there are mainstream BPM providers such as

harvard mba  Enabling Do-it-yourself Case Management Various types of vendors and products have taken hold of the business process management (BPM) software market. While there are mainstream BPM providers such as IBM , Oracle (see here ), Pegasystems (see here ), Tibco , etc., there is a crop of open source providers such as Bonitasoft (see here ) and other relative BPM newcomers such as AuraPortal (see here ). We recently came across Eccentex Corporation , a vendor that offers platform-as-a-service (PaaS) Read More
Choosing Between Linux and Microsoft Windows Using an Analytical Hierarchy Process
Because small to medium enterprises are limited in their resources, they must carefully consider which of the two major operating systems available—Microsoft

harvard mba  (see A. MacCormack's 2003 Harvard Business School publication Evaluating Total Cost of Ownership for Software Platforms ). In most of these studies, the research has been sponsored by companies already supporting either one system or the other, and therefore the conclusions are biased. Other studies do not have an adequate amount of data and conclusions are based on speculation. The research presented here has taken into account all factors from as many sources as possible, and strives to maintain an Read More
Review: Profits with Principles


harvard mba  for Public Leadership at Harvard University) and Jane Nelson (a senior fellow and director of the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and director of Business Leadership and Strategy at the Prince of Wales’ International Business Leaders Forum). [ii] The book is organized in two sections: “Doing Business in a Turbulent World” and “Putting Principles into Practice.”   Part One: Doing Business in a Turbulent World This section of the book Read More
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 3: Performing the Data Analysis
By using software tools that help you forecast and work together with others inside your organization, and even with your customers, the forecasts may become

harvard mba  the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 3: Performing the Data Analysis Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Executive Summary    The competitive environment for every industry grows increasingly intense. Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain management application. At least four very Read More
Brain of Supply Chain System
Advanced planning and optimization makes supply chain systems cost effective. It is the brain of the supply chain because it works on top of all other software

harvard mba  of Supply Chain System Q. What is the ultimate goal of supply chain management in business? A. To perfectly match the supply side activities of procurement, production planning, distribution planning, production allocation, warehouse planning, inventory planning and so forth with the demand side activities of incoming orders and forecasts so that all demands are met with the least cost. Are today's enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management Read More
Software Growth - Complete the Transaction! Part One
We got many letters for more ideas and details, so we are doing a more in-depth series for supply chain software leaders. In this article we will discuss the

harvard mba  Adjacency Jonathan Byrnes, of Harvard Business School's HBS Working Knowledge, says: Paradoxically, leadership businesses have the most to lose in adjacency expansions. Their valuable core franchises would be put at risk by major forays into the wrong adjacency or by premature abandonment of the core as an investment vehicle. And this risk is compounded by the abundance of temptation: The strongest businesses with cash to invest have opportunities brought to them every day by a long line of investment Read More
Rising Elephant Creates Euphoria: India's Growing Markets Are a Boon for SCM Vendors
The nature of the organized retailing market in India may present challenges for software providers, but the opportunity to tap into and benefit from this

harvard mba  Elephant Creates Euphoria: India's Growing Markets Are a Boon for SCM Vendors Originally Published - April 13, 2007 In the past two decades, India has earned a reputation worldwide for its strength in information technology (IT), information technology enterprise solutions (ITES), and software-related products and services. Now that the Indian government is liberalizing and opening up the economy, India is becoming a hot spot (business center) for manufacturers in the auto, textiles, medicine, and Read More

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