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Design for Serviceability
When the product alone was the primary basis of competition, the life of a design engineer was a lot simpler. No more. Design engineers are being asked to make

travel trade magazine  and eliminating the technician's travel altogether Reducing catastrophic failures that could result in extensive or irreparable damage to the equipment and safety hazard to operators Reliability The need for service is reduced when products are designed to be inherently more reliable. The science of designing for reliability is quite mature, with proven methodologies for analyzing, predicting, and improving reliability—e.g., analysis (thermal, worst case, finite element, fault tree, etc.), simulation,

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New Chapters in the Evolutionary Journal


Recognizing that change is a constant is the first step to survival in this new economy. Identifying the changing nature of business partners—customers, suppliers, and service providers—is the second step. Finally, embracing change and developing a sustainable business strategy for a digital economy provides the final impetus for the future.

travel trade magazine  Activities that previously required travel, relocation, and physical movement of individuals in order to create teams and workforce units can now take place concurrently, with dispersed participants collaborating through a virtual workspace. An interesting thought—those that lament the fact that their jobs' have been outsourced and off-shored' are in fact in a unique position. It is not necessary for the brain trust of the Western World to stand on the sidelines and bewail the passing of Read More

The (Underappreciated) Value of B2B Pricing Software


Conventional wisdom would suggest that pricing, as a key component of a business’s financial performance, is a critically important discipline within any enterprise, touching many departments, from sales and marketing to finance. And yet, does anyone know whether their company is making the best pricing decisions? TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic is encouraged by the growing awareness and adoption of pricing technologies among B2B enterprises.

travel trade magazine  telecommunications, and hospitality and travel industries can face a variety of pricing problems. On the one hand, unnecessary discounting and quoting prices below a break-even point can result in a company’s poor financial performance. On the other hand, pricing some items out of the market can result in rebelling customers and high levels of unsold perishable or obsolete inventory. Back then we believed that to improve pricing was one of the most strategic and powerful ways for companies to improve Read More

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Lessons Learned on the Inca Trail


Peru, a country with a glorious past and an uncertain future, stands at the crossroads. The inability to attract significant trade or investment due to the crime and lack of democratic principles in the nation should be addressed as a matter of urgency. Peru can learn from countries that share the legacy of lost empires -- for example China -- and examine the principles of their ancestors to create a sustainable economic environment.

travel trade magazine  Land lost in time Traveling through Peru gives one a feeling of a land lost in time. Many homes still have no electricity or running water. Textiles are dyed by traditional means, fabrics woven using skills passed down from generation to generation. Paradoxically, the only evidence of the current millennium is in the ubiquity of the World Wide Web. Even the smallest village boasts an Internet Caf, where locals part with hard earned currency to communicate with other cultures. This thirst for knowledge is Read More

Controlling Complex Trade Promotion Management Issues For Suppliers To The Retail Chains


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travel trade magazine  Complex Trade Promotion Management Issues For Suppliers To The Retail Chains SYSPRO Trade Promotions provides a comprehensive mechanism to manage complex promotion pricing and control promotions, special offers and rebates within the sales environment. Source : Syspro Resources Related to Complex Trade Promotion Management Issues For Suppliers To The Retail Chains : Retailing (Wikipedia) Controlling Complex Trade Promotion Management Issues For Suppliers To The Retail Chains   Giving small Read More

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Concur Aims To Be Single Point Of (Purchasing) Access


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The Importance of Setting Up an Origin Management Program


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