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What Matters Most: An Interview with Jeffrey Hollender
Jeffrey Hollender has a broader definition of the Value Chain that includes the true end-to-end responsibilities as well as sustainability, a term (if you are

jeffrey hammonds  Most: An Interview with Jeffrey Hollender Interview - Introduction Recently we talked to Jeffrey Hollender, CEO of Seventh Generation (an environmentally responsible producer of home products), and author of What Matters Most [1] . This is an important book that discusses corporate responsibility from both the angles of financial and environmental. For us supply chain people, Jeffrey Hollender has a broader definition of the Value Chain that includes the true end-to-end responsibilities as well as Read More...
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Merger Mania At Its Extremes
Other than for the peculiarity of a ‘love triangle’, the merger of SynQuest, Viwlocity and Tilion might be a harbinger of SCEM’s annexation by the realm of SCM,

jeffrey hammonds  of former independent Viewlocity, Jeffrey Simpson, will serve as chairman and CEO of the merged company. Following the transactions, the combined company will reportedly market financially focused SCP and adaptive execution capabilities for customers with complex, extended supply chains. SynQuest claims to provide business process based solutions that are designed to go beyond the functional silos of traditional SCP applications, and the four walls of the enterprise, to improve profits and customer Read More...
When the Bigger Fish Eats the Smaller to Become a Bigger Fish
This time the merger and acquisition of Connect-Care by Firstwave appears to be a search for vertical market access. Connect-Care provides a direct reach to 87

jeffrey hammonds  Firstwave proprietary IDE technology. Jeffrey Longoria, President and Co-Founder of Connect-Care and now Vice-President of U.S. Sales, indicated that both companies share high commitments to customer satisfaction and therefore Connect-Care customers will continue to be serviced by Connect-Care people. The one change that Connect-Care customers will see for the coming weeks is an easier to customize version of their application. Firstwave will continue to support Connect-Care customers and gradually Read More...
Food Producer Files $20m Lawsuit Against Oracle
California based Tri Valley Growers (TVG) filed a $20 million lawsuit against Oracle, for Oracle's failure to fulfill its contract to modernize TVG's production

jeffrey hammonds  resource planning (ERP) applications. Jeffrey Shaw, TVG's president and chief executive, said: I have never sued anyone in my life, and we certainly wanted to avoid litigation, but Oracle's refusal to be reasonable with our request after all of its promises and commitments left us no choice. The $800 million company hired Oracle in November 1996 to computerize and integrate its operations that span from raw product delivery to finished goods distribution. But according to the lawsuit, Oracle's consumer Read More...
Welcome to the CRM Mid-Market Abyss-PeopleSoft
As the market shifts from sophisticated enterprise CRM implementations to the more competitive and overcrowded mid-market-large enterprise vendors tend to step

jeffrey hammonds  president and general manager, Jeffrey Read, defined the mid-market as a tale of two markets: companies with simple business requirements and companies with sophisticated business requirements. Like large enterprises, sophisticated SMEs have similar requirements with regards to functionality, business processes workflow, and integration. The principal difference comes from size. PeopleSoft is strongly aiming at this portion of the market by offering a preconfigured application with a data model, which Read More...
The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part One
Manufacturers throughout the world are scrambling to respond to ever-changing economic conditions, increasing (or at least fluctuating) material costs, and

jeffrey hammonds  refute General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt’s observation a decade or so ago that “innovation is necessary to avoid commodity hell.” Innovation Hurdles But opportunities that stem from innovation do not come without risk, and when striving for innovation success, executives are often betting the entire future of their organizations on the outcomes of decisions about where to invest limited resources. Poor decisions regarding innovation investments can generally be traced to one of the following four Read More...
Data, Data Everywhere: A Special Report on Managing Information
The quantity of information in the world is soaring. Merely keeping up with, and storing new information is difficult enough. Analyzing it, to spot patterns and

jeffrey hammonds  immense quantities of data. Jeffrey Heer of Stanford University helped develop sense.us, a website that gives people access to American census data going back more than a century. Ben Fry, an independent designer, created a map of the 26m roads in the continental United States. The dense communities of the north-east form a powerful contrast to the desolate far west. Aaron Koblin of Google plotted a map of every commercial flight in America over 24 hours, with brighter lines identifying routes with Read More...
Oracle Sails Slower In The Low Tide, But Mayday Signal Is Quite Far-Fetched
For a longer time than most of its competitors, Oracle seemed to have defied a global economic slowdown. The 64,000 dollar question is whether Oracle’s tamed

jeffrey hammonds  forward, said Oracle CFO Jeffrey O. Henley. However, we are proud of our ability to achieve 33% operating margins in the quarter, resulting in a 2 percentage point improvement compared to last year. Our ongoing efforts to improve our cost structure over the past two years have positioned us well to weather the current economic storm. Looking ahead, we plan to tightly adhere to the e-business cost reduction plan already in place, which hopefully will allow us to maintain our improvements in productivity Read More...
New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI)
New product development and introduction (NPDI) is probably the most important process for many companies, but also one of the least understood. While NPDI is

jeffrey hammonds  as simple as that. Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO, General Electric MIT Technology Review, October 2003 You only get a position in the future by investing, creating something new, and staying ahead of the competition. So it's simple: invest or die. Craig Barrett, CEO, Intel Business 2.0, January/February 2004 What's Going Wrong? In order for a product launch to be successful, many different factors have to come together in just the right way. If one is wrong, it's likely the whole launch will fail. Read More...
Plex Systems Replaces Seven Silo Applications At CCI
I recently read an article about the implementation and go-live experience of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution at a relatively small metal-forming

jeffrey hammonds  disconnected applications, according to Jeffrey Aznavorian, vice president and general manager of CCI. It wouldn't be so unusual for a company-wide ERP software if not for the business' size—the company currently employs about 50 people. It means 50 used 7 systems, or a single separate application for about every 7 people. That sounds like too much. Not surprisingly, therefore, they are now experiencing great relief working with a single system, without the need to enter the same information multiple Read More...
Razorfish Wants to Get its Name Out on Broadband
Razorfish is positioned to expand, but at what price? Razorfish faces challenges in organization, image, and perceived capabilities. How well Razorfish

jeffrey hammonds  RAZF) was founded by Jeffrey Dachis and Craig Kanarick in 1994, and has evolved into a Digital Business Service Provider (DBSP). It was Dachis's second creation following In Your Face Inc. , a self-described 'guerilla marketing events firm'. Razorfish describes itself as is an international digital communications solutions provider, and goes under the maxim Everything that can be digital, will be digital'. The company cut its teeth on animated web design in server-push / client-pull in 1995, working Read More...
TIBCO Announces Results That Are 'Better Than Worse Than Expected'
TIBCO Software is the latest software vendor to report that they are following a new trend in the stock market: reporting results that exceed lowered analyst

jeffrey hammonds  described by Oracle CFO Jeffrey O. Henley, who stated The U.S. economic downturn over the past several months clearly affected our revenue and profit growth more than we anticipated, due to a sharp downturn in completed transactions in the last few days of the quarter, and the current economic uncertainty continues to limit our visibility going forward. User Recommendations Customers evaluating large software packages have a strong advantage at this point. It has always been true that vendor sales Read More...

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