Monthly Archives: March 2013

No More Inventory??? Read this carefully, integration is the key.

Forward Thinking The end of inventory? By Mark Solomon | March 26, 2013 Fewer goods are being stored in warehouses and distribution centers, and that doesn’t seem likely to change. Are we in permanent lean mode? Ever since the Great … Continue reading

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Tablet Computers Replace Workers in a Small Business!

WSJ – Updated March 27, 2013, 7:06 p.m. ET Can the Tablet Please Take Your Order Now? As Wages Rise, Employers Consider Replacing Workers With Technology; Burger-Flipping Robot May Be on Horizon By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN and ANGUS LOTEN Carla … Continue reading

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Building Jeeps in Russia

WSJ – March 25, 2013, 1:16 p.m. ET Alternative to Russian Jeep Factory Proposed By LUKAS I. ALPERT MOSCOW—Russia’s largest bank, OAO Sberbank, SBRCY -1.31% said on Monday that it and Italy’s Fiat SpA F.MI -1.30% are reconsidering a plan … Continue reading

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Finally the Boeing 787 Flies Again!

WSJ – March 25, 2013, 6:28 p.m. ET Boeing Begins 787 Test Flights By JON OSTROWER Boeing Co. BA +0.04% began the first in a series of 787 Dreamliner test flights Monday, preparing for regulators to evaluate changes to its … Continue reading

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Boeing 787–Battery Fix

Boeing Discloses Fixes for Lithium-Ion Batteries By JAD MOUAWAD Published: March 15, 2013 Boeing officials have detailed for the first time their proposed fixes for the lithium-ion batteries aboard its 787 planes, and the changes include better insulation between the … Continue reading

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Boeing 787 problems are close to being resolved. What will be next issue with these planes?

WSJ – March 14, 2013, 10:57 p.m. ET Boeing Offers Peek at New Dreamliner Safety Enhancements By YOREE KOH TOKYO—A troop of Boeing Co. BA +0.59% executives offered the first detailed peek at the package of safety enhancements the company … Continue reading

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Analytics used to predict who will leave a job!

WSJ – March 14, 2013, 3:36 PM ET Joel Schectman Book: HP Piloted Program to Predict Which Workers Would Quit Hewlett Packard Co. tested a predictive scoring system that attempted to grade the likelihood that individual workers would quit the … Continue reading

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