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Professional Communications

How Spend Analysis Drives M&A Action

With M&A season in full swing, there’s a new epiphany driving (and nixing) acquisitions that goes far beyond the typical high-level revenue and cost savings projections. Market volatility is ruling today’s economy, making timely acquisitions difficult. Complicating M&A negotiations are … Continue reading

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Obama Orders Strategy for Protecting Nation’s Supply Chain

President Barack Obama is directing the Departments of State and Homeland Security to come up with a plan to protect the $14.6 trillion U.S. economy from interruptions in the supply chain. The White House released a National Strategy for Global … Continue reading

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Keeping the care in healthcare — GPOs enlist Spend Analysis for more than just savings

GPOs have the difficult task of reducing spend while sourcing for healthcare goods. As anyone who’s made purchases with someone’s health at stake knows – this is not an area you can cut corners. At the same time, physician preference … Continue reading

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Two new executives to manage Charming Shoppes supply chain

Charming Shoppes Inc announced the following executive leadership announcements. Bryan Q. Eshelman has been promoted to Executive Vice President – Chief Supply Chain Officer, effective immediately. Eshelman joined Charming Shoppes in 2010 as Senior Vice President – Operations, with responsibility … Continue reading

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Progress Software Names Henry Hicks Supply Chain Industry Vice President

Progress Software Corporation (PRGS), a leading software provider that enables companies to be operationally responsive, announced it has named Henry Hicks as Industry Vice President, Supply Chain. A long-time advocate for the optimization of the virtual supply chain, Hicks will … Continue reading

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Ariba Asks is Santa Lurking on Ariba Discovery?

A $1 million RFP for coal has been posted to Ariba Discovery®, the premier service for matching business buyers and sellers globally offered by Ariba, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARBA), the leading provider of collaborative business commerce solutions. Is it a coincidence? … Continue reading

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California Passes Cap & Trade Program: Look for Major Supply Chain Impacts

From California Environmental Protection Agency: “The formal Cap-and-Trade rulemaking began with the release of the Staff Report: Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR). The ISOR and formal rulemaking materials are available on the cap-and-trade rulemaking web page. The Board Hearing on … Continue reading

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RILA Applauds President Obama for Advancing the Three Pending Free Trade Agreements

The Retail industry Leaders Association (RILA) applauded President Obama today for formally submitting the three pending free trade agreements (FTAs) to Congress for approval, moving them one step closer to completion. Stephanie Lester, RILA Vice President of International Trade issued … Continue reading

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CSCMP to Unveil New Three-Stage Certification Program at Annual Conference

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) will unveil its new certification program, SCPro™, at its annual conference next week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event will be held October 2-5, 2011, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The SCPro™ program … Continue reading

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Kuehne + Nagel names William Rooney Vice President Seafreight Transpacific

Kuehne + Nagel, one of the world’s leading logistics companies, has named William F. Rooney Vice President, Seafreight Transpacific. In line with Kuehne + Nagel’s Transpacific “Go for Growth” initiative, William Rooney will lead all of the company’s Transpacific market … Continue reading

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CSCMP Annual General Conference 2011: So much to discover. Hundreds of ways to learn.

In Philadelphia from October 2nd to 5th, thousands of supply chain professionals will gather again for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Annual General Conference. What can you expect in 2011? CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference offers supply chain management … Continue reading

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Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) announced today that W. Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl has been named President of Con-way Freight Inc., the company’s regional and national less-than truckload (LTL) subsidiary and largest operating unit. The announcement was made by Douglas W. Stotlar, … Continue reading

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Leading Integrated Business Planning Analyst Joins Steelwedge to Benefit Customers

Steelwedge, the leader in cloud-based sales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP) solutions, announced today that industry analyst Nari Viswanathan has joined the company as Vice President of Solutions Marketing. A renowned IBP expert, Mr. Viswanathan comes … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Names Daniel Myers Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

Kraft Foods (NYSE: KFT) announced today (June 30th) that Daniel Myers will join the company in September as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain. Myers, 56, will lead the functional groups that make up the company’s integrated supply chain, including Procurement, … Continue reading

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The State of Manufacturing in 2011: Q1 Survey from Netsuite

“During the first quarter of 2011, NetSuite conducted a benchmark survey on the state of business within the mid-market North American manufacturing industry. The exciting news is that the majority of respondents reported significant optimism for growth in the future. … Continue reading

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Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) released its 22nd “Annual State of Logistics Report®,” presented by Penske Logistics, today at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The report reveals that business logistics costs … Continue reading

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Netsuite Expands Cloud-Based Inventory Management with New Demand Planning Capabilities

NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, today (June 7th) announced that the company has extended its cloud-based business management suite with new demand planning features. Designed to enable wholesalers, manufacturers, retailers, … Continue reading

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Complete Innovations and the Xata Turnpike Solution Join AT&T’s Portfolio of Mobility Applications for Businesses

AT&T* today announced the availability of three leading mobile transportation and dispatch management applications from Complete Innovations and Xata Corporation, enhancing AT&T’s portfolio of fleet management solutions. Available directly from AT&T, these services are designed to streamline operations, optimize fleet … Continue reading

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