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Case Study: Leveraging Response Management in a Super-charged Environment
Research in Motion, maker of the BlackBerry, had a rapidly expanding customer base and shortened product life cycles. This led the company to add more contract

shortened  expanding customer base and shortened product lifecycles have led the company to add more contract manufacturers to the supply chain, which means that more complex decisions need to be made in less time. Existing software was not up to the challenge, so the implementation of a new decision support tool was essential to keep RIM positioned as a market leader. Company Proile Founded in 1984, RIM provides wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. The company offers seamless access

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