Archive for March, 2010

Industry Value Chain Strategies Service

Industry Value Chain Strategies Service This past week I spoke at an event called the Extended Supply Chain conference, held at the Terminal 5 Sofitel at London’s Heathrow Airport. This is the second year in a row I’ve been able to participate, and, as a result, I have a nice little nugget of time-series data [...]

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U.S. Growth in 4th Quarter Revised Slightly Lower

4th Quarter GDP growth in the United States has been revised slightly lower From NYTIMES.COM Economic growth in the last quarter of 2009 was slightly less robust than previously thought, the government said on Friday. But corporate profit in the quarter rose significantly, providing hope that businesses might begin hiring again.

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Oracle Profit Meets Estimates as Customers Start Buying Again

From BusinessWeek.com Oracle Corp., the world’s second- largest software maker, reported third-quarter profit that met analysts’ estimates after customers bought programs they had delayed purchasing during the recession.

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How CEOs are Thinking about Supply Chains

Supply Chain News Cost Cutting and Risk Management are at Top of the Agenda; Managing these Trade-Offs will be Key to Supply Chain Success; CEOs Fret about New Normal What’s on the mind of corporate CEOs when it comes to strategy, the business environment, and the supply chain? A lot is changing, suggests the latest [...]

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Manufacturers Chasing Cheap Labor Wherever It Appears

From ManagingAutomation.com But wait; they’re chasing it in America. Heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar recently announced that it would look for a site in the United States to build a new factory for its construction excavators. That would replace production work currently performed in Japan and Illinois, and it follows a much ballyhooed decision by GE [...]

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Two SEEBURGER Deployments Win Progressive Manufacturing 100 Awards

L&L Products & R Twining and Company Limited. Recognized for B2B Integration Initiatives ATLANTA, GA, March 16, 2010 — SEEBURGER Inc. announced today that two customer projects utilizing SEEBURGER’s B2B integration technology have been honored in the sixth annual Progressive Manufacturing 100 Awards sponsored by Managing Automation magazine. The competition recognized SEEBURGER implementations at L&L [...]

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SEEBURGER Launches ODETTE-Certified Solutions for OFTP2 Communication

Hosted or Licensed Models Available for SEEBURGER or Third-Party B2B Gateways SEEBURGER Inc. announced last month the availability of multiple ODETTE-certified OFTP2 solutions for automotive suppliers who must meet OEM mandates to migrate to the ODETTE File Transfer Protocol 2 for supply chain communications. SEEBURGER is among the first business-to-business integration providers to receive OFTP2 [...]

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SMBs Fuel 30% Yearly Growth in SEEBURGER’s Managed EDI/B2B Services

Outsourcing Business Surges in Last Year; Large Enterprises Also Join Movement ATLANTA, GA, Feb. 16, 2010 — SEEBURGER Inc. announced today that the number of customers selecting the company’s managed EDI/B2B services rather than conventional software installation has surged by 30% in the past year, driven largely by small to midsized businesses without in-house resources [...]

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The Top 10 IT Focus Points for 2010

What are your priorities for 2010? Reducing IT costs? Complying with the growing number of regulatory requirements? Improving availability and performance of critical business services? If your IT organization is like many, these may be your top three priorities for the year ahead. At least that’s what was reported in the 2009 IT Market Survey [...]

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SEEBURGER Launches ODETTE-Certified Solutions for OFTP2 Communication

ATLANTA, GA, February 25, 2010 — SEEBURGER Inc. today announced the availability of multiple ODETTE-certified OFTP2 solutions for automotive suppliers who must meet OEM mandates to migrate to the ODETTE File Transfer Protocol 2 for supply chain communications. SEEBURGER is among the first business-to-business integration providers to receive OFTP2 certification from ODETTE International, the European [...]

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