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Data synchronization issues

Most business problems that impact profitability boil down to a pretty straightforward ROI calculation: Will the cost to fix the problem justify the expense? The rub is getting the awareness of the scope and impact ...
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Timken expands online services

The Timken Co., Canton, OH, announced the extension of online services to authorized Australian and New Zealand distributors through The Timken Store at The site provides 24/7 access to product availability, pricing, order placement, ...
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Today's Top 10 Technology Opportunities

More than ever, distribution firms are looking at information technology projects on an ROI basis. Here are 10 ways to keep technology focused on results.1. Know your inventory2. Make technology "business-centric"3. Understand your errors4. Do ...
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Airgas expands e-business

Airgas Inc., Radnor, PA, extended its e-business presence into three more e-marketplace systems, which allow companies to manage procurement with multiple suppliers through a single common interface.The e-marketplaces recently added include Commerce One, iProcure and ...
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A new book by Texas A&M faculty examines the impact of technology changes in the 1990s on distribution channels and the changes distributors need to make to compete effectively in the future. Distribution firms ...
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Back to the future: Advantages of a centralized IT infrastructure

Executive summary: As the dust and rubble from dot-com smoke and this tough economic cycle start to clear, companies are beginning to evaluate information technology challenges in a new light. As company networks become more ...
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Intermat MBO from MRO Software

Intermat, Inc., Houston, TX, has acquired the assets of Intermat Catalog Services, formerly a wholly-owned subsidiary of MRO Software, Inc. Intermat, Inc. is a company formed by an investor group led by Intermat Catalog Services' ...
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MRO Software reports first quarter results

MRO Software, Inc.,Bedford, MA, announced results for the company's first quarter of fiscal year 2003 ended Dec. 31, 2002. Total revenues for the first quarter were $43.9 million compared with $46.5 million for the first ...
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Software Solutions changes name to Aperum

Software Solutions, Inc., Duluth, GA, a provider of software and services for the distribution market, has changed its corporate name to Aperum.ル The name change reflects the company's renewed strategic direction to improve brand identity ...
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MRO Direct launches procurement/sourcing service

Some experienced executives at both ends of the supply chain are launching MRO Direct, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, an MRO direct sourcing option targeting Fortune 500 manufacturers. The company hopes to change the structure of the ...
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