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Ford 4Q Profit Beats Forecasts

January 28, 2014 10:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford also grew at a fast clip in Asia. Its sales jumped 49 percent to more than 935,000 in China thanks to new vehicles like the EcoSport and Kuga SUVs. Ford earned a record $415 million in its Asia Pacific and Africa region last year.   

Toyota Profit Jumps 70 Percent Despite Sales Slip

November 6, 2013 11:27 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota's quarterly profit soared 70 percent, and the world's top-selling automaker raised its...

Ford's Design Chief J Mays Set To Retire

November 5, 2013 4:10 pm | by AP | News | Comments

Mays led development of designs that helped to turn Ford from a money-losing company with mostly...

BlackBerry Abandons Sale Process, CEO Out

November 4, 2013 10:51 am | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry said CEO Thorsten Heins is stepping down. Heins took over in early 2012 after the...

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Google Invests $608M In Finnish Data Center

November 4, 2013 10:46 am | by AP | News | Comments

The investment comes on top of the 350 million euros Google Inc. has spent converting an old paper mill, which started operations as a data center in 2011. The company says the expansion will employ up to 800 engineering and construction workers at the plant.

Five Ways To Minimize Manufacturing Downtime

January 9, 2013 10:10 am | by Tom Bonine, President, National Metal Fabricators | Articles | Comments

If people or machines are idle, then products are not being made, which certainly affects the business’s bottom line — minimizing manufacturing downtime makes money for a company. Understanding how to communicate with and evaluate employees, providing regular equipment maintenance, increasing incentives to produce and establishing production goals are effective ways to minimize manufacturing downtime.

Insights For Midsize Businesses

November 15, 2012 3:06 pm | by Midmarket IBM | Videos | Comments

Revelwood is a performance management company that provides technology solutions that help companies move forward. Ken Wolf, CEO of Revelwood, discusses how working with IBM enables them to drive business performance for their customers with analytics solutions.

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Secure Real-Time Visibility And Manufacturing Intelligence

September 24, 2012 11:16 am | by InfinityQS International | News | Comments

ProFicient 5 is designed to deliver real-time visibility and manufacturing intelligence—via a centralized statistical process control (SPC) analysis engine—on the shop floor, across the enterprise, and throughout the supply chain. The software release expands data collection and analysis to any web browser.

Communicating Change To The Outside

September 17, 2012 11:26 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

As we make improvements to our business and our processes, not only must we effectively communicate our new expectations to our own personnel, but we must also communicate to our service providers and often our customers. Communicating proactively to your outside community can mean the difference between success and failure for your internal changes.

Plan In Perfect Sync

September 28, 2011 6:26 am | by SAS | White Papers

Some companies have gotten away from putting thesales and marketing perspective into executive sales and operations planning(ES&OP); however, this is risky business in today’s economy. This paperexplores the root causes of ES&OP challenges and provides a case study thatdetails how one market-driven company has been able to successfully sensedemand signals and shape future demand for over five years. It also outlines aclear path to optimized, market-driven ES&OP that enables companies tosense demand signals and changes almost instantly and align their supply chainfaster to respond swiftly to fluctuations in demand.

A New Approach To BI

January 25, 2011 10:24 am | by FusionOps | White Papers

A new generation of business intelligence applications are going beyond traditional BI tools by providing instant visibility into business performance without IT help or professional services.

2nd Annual Benchmark Study: Product Portfolio Management

January 4, 2011 9:48 am | by Planview | White Papers

The results of a product portfolio management study conducted in late 2010 indicate that the recent recession is driving organizations to refine their product development process and seek tools that help them drive maximum value from their product pipelines. More than half of the 922 respondents reported feeling the pain of operating with too many projects or products for their resources, and find the greatest risk to be managing priorities as business conditions change.

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Synchronizing the Distribution Supply Chain with Mobility

December 16, 2010 6:50 am | by Motorola | White Papers

Mobility helps the distribution supply chain address some of today’s most challenging issues: thin margins, rapid product life cycles, and increased customer expectations. Download our white paper, Synchronizing the Distribution Supply Chain with Mobility, to see how empowering workers with the ability to capture data in real time — right at the point of work—can shave wasted time and errors out of business processes throughout the distribution supply chain, including warehouse, transportation, the yard, and labor management.

Ten Warning Signs That Your ERP System Is Killing Your Business

September 8, 2010 1:21 pm | by Plex Systems | White Papers

Selectingan ERP system means success or failure to a manufacturer’s overall performance. These ten questions move you toward success.

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