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iVita Mines Assets for Bottom Line Health
iVita proposes to improve corporate knowledge of the value (and location) of all assets. This will enable companies to manage assets like cash. The first

line items  Mines Assets for Bottom Line Health D. Geller - May 18, 2000 Event Summary Hidden within the bowels of any large company are valuable assets. Take a peek in closets and warehouses and you never know what you might find. Over there are the desktop machines that got left behind six months ago when a division moved to new space across town. Maybe it wasn't necessary to buy new machines for the new sales people, just at the height of that memory chip shortage when prices peaked. And say, there's a lathe that

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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Procurement: A Strategic Lever for Bottom-line Improvement


Companies are successfully realizing benefits from their procurement initiatives, and viewing procurement as an integral part of their overall corporate strategy. They no longer perceive procurement as a cost center, but rather as a strategic lever for improving profits or funding new initiatives. Procurement opportunities are significant—translating directly, with no dilution, into measurable, hard dollar profit increases.

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Sales and Operations Planning Part Three: Game Plan Guidelines


Effective game plans lead to improved firm performance and bottom line results. Metrics include reductions in stock-outs, delivery lead-time, missed shipments, partial shipments, expediting efforts, and improvements in customer service. This is an excerpt from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision.

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Understanding Business Intelligence and Your Bottom Line


Given that virtually all small and midsized businesses can benefit from business intelligence (BI) tools, the real question is how much of this technology constitutes a good investment of time and energy? Your need to determine what BI tools you really require to drill down and extract the key performance data that will make your company more efficient and profitable.

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Enterprise Content Director Suite


The Enterprise Content Director Suite is designed to support large product catalogs with millions of line items and thousands of attributes for each item. It offers a combination of customizable workflows with a validation engine and active data repository; is certified to support industry standards such as UCCnet, papiNet, and CIDX; applies adaptive intelligence using data manipulation; bridges the gaps within the enterprise between multiple ERP and CRM systems; and translates between multiple internal and external product hierarchies, such as IRI and UDEX, and product identification schemas, such as UPC, GTIN, RFID, and ePC. It also connects with the Liaison Real-Time Network for B2B integration; and enables real-time electronic catalog publication for unlimited supply chain purposes.  

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Business Intelligence: The Key to Optimizing Sales, Marketing and Bottom Line Results


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