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Distribution's value to Amazon.comAmazon.com had to develop a hybrid fulfillment and procurement model where it purchases both from manufacturers and from distributors to be able to offer universal product selection and to conduct inventory turns ...
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Two key issues for 2004

The lead article in this issue addresses reverse auctions and the impacts ahead on distributors. The article also points to two key issues for 2004 in this rebuilding economy: internal cost management and building your ...
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3M to Acquire HighJump Software

3M, St. Paul, MN, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire HighJump Software Inc., a provider of supply chain execution software and solutions, including related trademarks and patents. The software company, known for its ...
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Web Integration for Legacy Systems

There are trade-offs and compromises to integrating Web capabilities into your legacy system. If you're looking to build more than "brochureware," here's a simple guide to evaluate how complex your Web solution may need to ...
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The RFID Potential

RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology is a tool of industry, not the other way around. It is a way to exploit the use of clever data placement with even more clever data and transactional processing. With ...
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MRO Software reports fourth-quarter results

MRO Software, Inc., Bedford, MA, announced revenues of $46.0 million for the company's fourth quarter and $176.9 million for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30.Total revenues for the fourth quarter were $46.0 million compared with ...
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supplyFORCE Buries Dot-Com Past

supplyFORCE.com was founded during the dot-com boom with an aggressive, ambitious agenda and seed money from venture capitalists and a small group of electrical, industrial supply, and pipes-valves-fittings distributors. A financial restructuring of the company ...
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Prophet 21 acquires Systems Design

Prophet 21, Yardley, PA, has acquired Systems Design, Inc., Chicago, IL, the provider of Prism software. Prism has a customer base of 238 distributors in the U.S. and Canada, about 25 percent of those tile ...
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IDEA report reveals significant data synchronization issues

Item Data exchanged between manufacturers and distributors in the electrical industry contain significant errors, according to a report released by the Industry Data Exchange Association. The report was the result of a study conducted to ...
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Integrating Website & Business System

Distributors have a lot more choice today for creating e-commerce tools, catalogs and Web sites. There are two methods for displaying production system data on a website. Each has its pros & cons.One of the ...
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