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Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge during Tough Economic Times --A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part One: Introduction
Follow up with analysis on the recent executive panel titled

jit introduction  a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP and Run your Business with no Software! Q2. Some pundits say the future of enterprise software Q2 . Some pundits say the future of enterprise software lies in service-oriented architectures and component applications . True? False? A2: In a nutshell, true. Componentized applications and assembled (composite) solutions have been the goal for some time now. An adaptable architecture is the least common denominator for a flexible and agile enterprise

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