Monthly Archives: April 2012

How Apple Sidesteps Billions in Global Taxes– A Great Example of Logistics Applied to Money!

How Apple Sidesteps Billions in Global Taxes BUSINESS BIZ COMPANIES APPLE TAX TAXES MICROSOFT DELL FACEBOOK CUPERTINO RENO NEVADA CALIFORNIA AMAZON AMAZON.COM GOOGLE YAHOO WAL-MART NYT NEW YORK TIMES CNBC CNBC.COM The New York Times | 28 Apr 2012 | … Continue reading

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U.S. Manufacturing–On the Rise

THE BUSINESS WSJ – April 19, 2012, 7:13 p.m. ET U.S. Manufacturing, Defying Naysayers By JOHN BUSSEY Anyone still thinking that the U.S. has lost its manufacturing chops hasn’t been to the Greenville/Spartanburg corridor in South Carolina. John Bussey has … Continue reading

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Nylon-12 Crisis Continues

WSJ – April 18, 2012, 5:44 p.m. ET Search Begins for New Resin Auto Industry Acts to Stretch Supplies, Line Up Substitutes for Scarce Nylon-12 By JEFF BENNETT Global auto companies are moving to stretch supplies of nylon-12, a resin … Continue reading

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Microsoft Windows 8

TECHNOLOGY WSJ – April 18, 2012, 7:50 p.m. ET All Eyes Turn to Windows 8 Investors Expected to Mine Microsoft Results for Insight Into Crucial New Product By STEVEN D. JONES When Microsoft Corp. MSFT -0.96%reports its third-quarter earnings Thursday, … Continue reading

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Market-Driven Demand Management

Market-Driven Demand Management The process of market-driven demand management includes sensing market conditions based on demand signals, then shaping demand using programing like price optimization, trade promotion planning, new product launch plan alignment, and social/digital/mobile. convergence By Charles Chase and … Continue reading

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What Are Companies Looking for Relative to New Employees?

Attracting and Retaining Talent in Demand Planning SupplyChainBrain | April 13, 2012 The notion that companies are having no trouble finding supply chain talent is “a misperception in the marketplace,” says Jason Breault, managing director of LifeWork Search. Media reports … Continue reading

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Shortage of Nylon-12 Impacts Entire Auto Industry

AUTOS Updated April 17, 2012, 8:36 p.m. ET Nylon-12 Haunts Car Makers Explosion at Big Supplier of Resin for Automotive Parts Has Industry Fearing Potential Shortages By JEFF BENNETT And JAN HROMADKO Production shortfalls at a single German auto-parts supplier … Continue reading

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