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Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Channel Management Is the Best of Collaboration... and Employee Management

By Ann Grackin                                         Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Channel partner relationship management requires the best in marketing, sales, and human resources.
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Centralized vs. Local Sourcing and Procurement Governance Models: Part 1
By Bill McBeath                                                                                                  Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Large or divisionalized companies face the conundrum of how much power and decision-making should go to a centralized sourcing group vs. to the local procurement teams at each division, region, or business unit. It is definitely not one size fits all. We explore some successful models that have been deployed. [Read More]

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Technology
Small Steps to Smart Highways
The vision of driverless intelligent vehicles on an Automated Highway System is compelling, but seems always to be decades away. However, we are getting there in modest, incremental steps, as demonstrated by Con-way's recently announced initiative to equip 1,300 new trucks with advanced driver alert and truck control technologies.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010     ChainLink Commentary
Supply Chain News
The Boeing Challenge - Can They Increase Production Rates?
Boeing has a huge order book that promises ten Dreamliners per month. Can they do more?
Tuesday, July 27, 2010     ChainLink Commentary

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