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  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    IBM Lotus Sametime software integration with Microsoft applications.

    Used by over 100 million people worldwide, IBM? Lotus? Sametime? unified communications and collaboration software is a marketplace leader because its depth of capabilities. Read this brochure to see how Lotus Sametime can extend your existing software and communications investments to connect, converse and collaborate more conveniently.

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Aug 2010

    Healthcare Case Study: The Doctor Will B.R.M.S. You Now (New York Times article)

    Learn how Vanderbilt University uses business rules in complex, critical patient care decisions to deliver increased speed and accuracy and arrive at better outcomes.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Inventories In ToTEM

    ToTEM - the Bank of Canada's principal projection and policy-analysis model for the Canadian economy - is extended to include inventories. In the model, firms accumulate inventories of finished goods for their role in facilitating the demand for goods. The model is successful in matching procyclical and volatile inventory investment...

    Provided By Bank of Canada

  • Case Studies // Aug 2010

    Luxury Goods Retailer Gains Point-of-Sale Solution in Minutes With Cloud-Based System

    BEDIN Shop Systems wanted to create a reliable, easy-to-use Point-Of-Sale (POS) and in-store solution. By choosing the Windows Azure platform, the company delivered aKite, a cloud-based system that can be rapidly deployed and accessed from anywhere in the world through an internet connection. The solution has achieved immediate success, and...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Addressing ITAR Compliance With Teamcenter

    Today's business executives face a challenging dilemma. On one hand, they need to vigorously engage global partners in commercial initiatives to pursue many of industry's most promising revenue generating opportunities. Typically, these opportunities involve forming strategic alliances with partners and suppliers to take advantage of both local and international competencies....

    Provided By Siemens

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    An Organizational Theoretic Review Of Green Supply Chain Management Literature

    Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) has gained increasing attention within both academia and industry. As the literature grows, finding new directions by critically evaluating the research and identifying future directions becomes important in advancing knowledge for the field. Using organizational theories to help categorize the literature provides opportunities to address...

    Provided By Clark University

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Dynamic Inventory Control With Satisfaction-Dependent Demand

    In this paper, the authors consider the discrete multiperiod newsvendor dynamic inventory control problem where customers follow a simple satisfaction-based demand process, where their probability of demand depends on whether their demand was satisfied the last time they demanded a product, and observe the differences between optimal policies and myopic...

    Provided By Purdue University

  • Case Studies // Aug 2010

    Amway China Improves Replenishment Time by 20 Percent, Customer Satisfaction Soars to 97 Percent With SAS

    Throughout its rapid climb to become the direct-selling giant's largest market, Amway China clearly understood the value of analytics. Amway China's unique distribution model, together with frequent marketing promotions to react quickly to market changes, make inventory management a particular challenge. Although Amway has reached an advanced level in logistics...

    Provided By SAS Institute

  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    See Smart Work at work in real industry scenarios.

    "Working smarter is a hot topic in companies looking for flexibility, agility and collaboration. The Smart Work: 3D Interactive Demo is the result of thousands of customer implementations in seven industry scenarios: energy, healthcare, traffic, banking, telecom, customer service and supply chains. Play out real-world problems and challenges in...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Connect: Extend your ESB for Complex Data Whitepaper with WebSphere Transformation Extender Whitepaper

    "For many businesses, a primary barrier to business agility and cost optimization is the ability to effectively manage interactions with partners and suppliers and integrate industry data throughout their enterprise. With industry data formats becoming more pervasive and complex, it's imperative that organizations address the integration of partners and suppliers...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Logistics And Supply Chain Effectiveness Measure Areas In LNG Companies

    The paper describes the issues of logistics and supply chain measures in companies. It considers different management systems in the area of production, which evolved from isolated production activities to business connected systems. There are performed three case studies - three examples of systems proposed and implemented in the LNG...

    Provided By University of Szczecin

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Keeping Luxury Under Wraps

    A new European law that went into effect in June 2010 will protect the owners of luxury brands such as Prada or Chanel, which will now be able to restrict sales of their products by unauthorized Internet dealers. IESE Prof. Jose Luis Nueno explains how this measure will affect players...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Supply Chain Management, Organizational Innovation And Corporate Culture: The Impact Of Relatedness

    The growth and survival of organizations in a competitive global economy necessitates reaching markets through various competitive mechanisms. The integration of supply chain management and organizational innovation has been identified as providing such competitiveness. This paper introduces corporate culture and identifies unique relationships between these variables. Furthermore, constructs are introduced...

    Provided By Chang Jung Christian University

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Commodities Inventory Effect

    Asymmetric GARCH models were developed for equity stocks to take into account the larger response of the conditional variance to negative price shocks. The authors show that these asymmetric GARCH models are also relevant for modeling commodity prices. Contrary to the equity case, positive shocks are the main contributors to...

    Provided By Universite Catholique de Louvain

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Inventories, Stockouts, And ToTEM

    Inventory investment is an important component of the Canadian business cycle. Despite its small average size - less than 1 per cent of output - it exhibits volatile procyclical fluctuations, accounting for almost one-third of output variance. Procyclicality of inventories is somewhat smaller than that of sales, resulting in a...

    Provided By Bank of Canada

  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Microsoft Dynamics NAV Helps Tire Distributor Consolidate Business Management to One System

    When competition is fierce, business management can become a powerful differentiator. And Pneus Superieurs, a leading tire wholesaler and distributor, wanted that edge. But with multiple systems managing its business, the company couldn't adapt quickly, review performance on demand or promote best practices. Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAVsoftware for Financial and...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Sports and Leisure Consultancy Strengthens Competitive Edge With Microsoft Office 2010

    A competitive challenge is what drives Sportworks UK's staff of 10 employees, who combine their passion for sport and sharp business acumen to develop collaborative relationships with their clients that result in unparalleled sports brand experiences. The company's offerings range from event and logistics management to commercial and consultancy services....

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Input And Output Inventories In General Equilibrium

    The authors build and estimate a two-sector (goods and services) dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model with two types of inventories: materials (input) inventories facilitate the production of finished goods, while finished goods (output) inventories yield utility services. The model is estimated using Bayesian methods. The estimated model replicates the volatility...

    Provided By Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Structuring Your Food & Beverage RFP To Develop The Best Solution

    The time and cost benefits of using these organizations can be very significant and are worth considering. However, the decision to incorporate a third-party (a company outside of your institution and the supplier) into food and beverage procurement requires a different sort of RFP and RFP process. Here are a...

    Provided By Avendra

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Multiple Warehouses Scheduling Using Steady State Genetic Algorithms

    Warehouses scheduling is the problem of sequencing requests of products to fulfill several customers' orders so as to minimize the average time and shipping costs. In this paper, a solution to the problem of multiple warehouses scheduling using the steady state genetic algorithm is presented. A mathematical model that organizes...

    Provided By Al al-Bayt University

  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Suncorp-Metway: Actuarial Advances

    Suncorp-Metway is one of Australia's 25 largest companies and boasts a share market value of around $AU5.8 billion. Suncorp-Metway wanted to operate as one entity by bringing together disparate data systems after acquiring a competitor and adding millions of new policies. To master these challenges Suncorp-Metway chose SAS Institute. SAS...

    Provided By SAS Institute

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Sustainable Practices: Engaging Consumers And Suppliers

    Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is one firm that knows very well that its environmental and economic impact extends well beyond its factory gates. This starts with the ingredients it needs for its products to the natural resources required to make the packaging, "extending all the way to the people who buy...

    Provided By INSEAD

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Just In Time (JIT) Inventory Model - Is It Effective?

    Just-in-time (JIT) refers to a collection of practices that is designed to eliminate waste. These organizational practices encompass the entire logistics flow of materials from purchasing through production and distribution. The elements of JIT may include shared product design with suppliers and customers, movement toward single sourcing, proximate suppliers and...

    Provided By Bestmanagementarticles.com

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Inventory Is The Store

    Successful retailing boils down to profitable inventory turn, and the best way to improve profitability and turn is to forget everything they thought that they knew about the mundane exercise/discipline/system known as "Inventory management" and freshen up their approach. Maintaining accurate inventory is at the heart of retailing. An accurate,...

    Provided By ZIH

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Perspectives On Supply Chain Management And Corporate Real Estate

    A multinational company, trading and doing business all over, needs an effective real estate strategy to enable its global supply chain operations. Successful supply chain management solutions depend on much more than real estate. Developing an in-depth understanding of the global supply chain, as well as the factors that drive...

    Provided By Jones Lang LaSalle

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Best Practices: Unscheduled Transportation Procurement

    Why is the most expensive transportation mode the least managed by today's logistics organizations? The reason is that most companies do not plan for failure within their supply chain. The truth is that every company that ships products to just-in-time customers occasionally experiences a supply chain interruption that forces freight...

    Provided By Active On-Demand

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Improving Supply Chain Traceability Using RFID Technology

    One of the major issues in the supply chain management is product loss or shrinkage. Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) as an emerging technology has generated enormous amount of interest in the supply chain arena to reduce the phenomena. RFID technology has been used to provide a more efficient way to identify...

    Provided By INTI University College

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Outsourcing Your Business Community Management

    This White Paper will examine the supply-chain problems now confronting manufacturers, the benefits of managing supply-chain performance more effectively and the risks presented by some efforts to achieve those benefits. It also will look at why many manufacturers rely on the Inovis managed services solution, which combines proven technology with...

    Provided By GXS

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Programme Managing The Supply Chain Portfolio

    Effective and efficient management of the Supply Chain Portfolio is widely regarded as the key to optimal organisational performance. How to achieve this has remained a complex challenge to executives. This paper proposes programme managing the project driven and non-project driven components of the Supply Chain Portfolio as a sustainable...

    Provided By PM World Today

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    The Great Trade Collapse Of 2008-09: An Inventory Adjustment?

    This paper examines the role of inventories in the decline of production, trade, and expenditures in the US in the economic crisis of late 2008 and 2009. Empirically, the authors show that international trade declined more drastically than trade-weighted production or absorption and there was a sizeable inventory adjustment. This...

    Provided By National Bureau of Economic Research

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Public-Private Partnerships: The US Perspective

    Public-private partnerships are complex, highly technical arrangements best suited to large-scale infrastructure assets with ongoing maintenance requirements. Wider adoption of PPPs in the US will require demonstrating to public officials and taxpayers alike the tangible benefits in cost savings and efficiency. To rebuild its crumbling infrastructure, America may at last...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Developing An Information Model For Supply Chain Information Flow And Its Management

    In order to deal with the accompanying challenges, organization must embrace latest information technology, e-business and the internet that allow increasingly better opportunities for assisting with supply chain management and improving business performance. Supply chain management, a management method to optimize system-wide costs has evolved as an application of information...

    Provided By Shahjalal University of Science and Technology

  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    Danier Leather Converts Legacy Systems

    Danier Leather, Inc. operates 91 shopping mall, street-front, and "Power Centre" stores across Canada. They needed to automate their operations and centralize data management as well as a reporting system. For this problem they chose Fujitsu. Fujitsu deployed a wide range of retail technology, including its GlobalSTORE Point-Of-Sale (POS) software,...

    Provided By Fujitsu

  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Zero To Hero

    A bio tech company was looking to expand its operations internationally. It also had managed to acquire U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for a promising antiviral. However, before it could foray into the international market, it needed a setup that would allow it to guarantee quick delivery of large...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Zero To Hero Helping A Pharma Company Start Up Global Operations To Deliver A Potentially Life-saving Antiviral

    A pharmaceutical company was looking to expand its operations internationally. It also had managed to acquire U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for a promising antiviral. However, before it could foray into the international market, it needed a setup that would allow it to guarantee quick delivery of large quantities...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Inventory Control With The Help From An Industrial Storage Company

    If you are in the business of selling consumer based products or goods, then you understand the importance of having the right inventory control. One way of providing the most competent customer service is your ability to deliver the goods at the right time to your clients. Therefore, your inventory...

    Provided By Bestmanagementarticles.com

  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Paper Profits

    A major global packaging systems and paper manufacturing company had merged to form a single large company, but were unable to fully utilize the benefits of the merger. The merged company wanted to solidify its competitive position and reduce costs, but were hampered by decades-old procurement and supply chain practices...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Improving Automobile Product Offerings And Inventory Management

    One of the leading automobile companies was looking to improve the management of its inventory of high-end, complex product offerings along with making significant cost savings. Recognizing the need for identifying profitable opportunities and bettering high inventory levels and slow-moving products, this automobile company sought assistance from Deloitte to get...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Engine Manufacturer Flies High With On-Time Delivery, Supplier Network Transformation And Aftermarket Plan

    Deloitte assisted a major aerospace manufacturer to achieve its goal of improving On Time Delivery (OTD), bringing in efficiency in the functioning of its supplier network, and lastly, of putting in place a well-thought aftermarket plan so as to keep growing. The senior management team at this aerospace manufacturer sought...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • White Papers // May 2010

    The Battle For China's Smart Grid

    A team of Kellogg students representing IBM recently won a public "War game" over the battle to build China's smart grid. With 30-plus executives from IBM, GE Energy, Siemens, Hewlett-Packard and others looking on, Kellogg students and those from three other leading business schools participated in a war game to...

    Provided By Northwestern University (Kellogg)