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Supply Chain Subsectors Driving Market Growth

The supply chain management applications market grew by 3 percent to US$5.6 billion in 2005, according to a new report by AMR Research. It was the second year of growth for the sector, and it exceeded the firm's expectations of a 1 percent increase. 2006 promises to be even stronger, with AMR callin...

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How Oil Industry Supply Chains Drive Gas Pump Prices

It's the petroleum supply chain that gets your gas to the pumps. Like any supply chain, it has the same source, create and deliver model. But unlike others, the petroleum business involves huge amounts of liquid of varying grades that must be contained and transported to highly involved and interdep...

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Supply Chains with Staying Power

Supply chain management (SCM) is not just another acronym in the alphabet soup of the IT space. It is vital to the corporate bottom line and has myriad practical applications. However, this is not the type of software a company can install and then neglect, particularly if it intends to grow its bus...

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J.D. Edwards Unveils Demand Forecasting Tool

J.D. Edwards is one step closer to offering a fully collaborative supply chain application for midmarket customers with the launch of its demand-forecasting module. The first component of the company's upcoming Supply Chain Management 9.0, the new tool analyzes historical data and applies advanced a...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

The True Cost of Overseas IT Outsourcing

For enterprises that want to cut IT costs, one answer is to ship some high-tech work overseas, to places like India, Singapore, the Philippines and even Russia or China. "A lot of companies that haven't looked at this already are starting because it is hard to ignore -- especially in this economy --...

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i2’s Supply Chain Management Suite

i2 Technologies' Supply Chain Management suite is designed to function as an end-to-end solution that spans planning, execution, collaboration and event management. The suite comprises strategic planning, demand and supply planning, and supply-chain execution. Although i2 touts its industry-specific...

Commerce One Lays Off 500 More as Sales Plummet

Against a backdrop of solid earnings news from some bellwether tech companies, e-commerce software maker Commerce One reported sharply lower sales for the first quarter and said it will slash its workforce by another 30 percent. "Enterprises are more interested in applications that help them cut ...

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