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Dec. 4 , 2007 - Supply Chain Digest On-Target Newsletter
  This Week:  
  Manufacturing News: So Just What was the Problem with Microsoft's Xbox 360  
  Global Logistics: World Bank Report Ranks 150 Countries on Logistics Performance  
  Material Handling News: Is Automation a Natural Complement to Lean Strategies?  
  Transportation and Logistics News: Quarterly Bear Stearns Report Finds Conditions Continue to Improve for Shippers  
  Supply Chain Software: Who Controls the Buying Decision, IT or Operations?  
  Procurement and Sourcing News: The New World of "Capability Sourcing"
  RFID News: RFID Patent Pool, Take 2  

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Who Controls the Buying Decision, IT or Operations?


Research from Forrester says Dynamics are Changing in Favor of "the Business;" Good News for Supply Chain Managers?

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World Bank Report Ranks 150 Countries on Logistics Performance

New Index Recognizes Role of Logistics in Overall Country Competitiveness; Singapore Tops the Ratings; US is 14th

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In Search of a Landed Cost Model
  Penn State Research Lays out a Framework, but Few Companies are Capturing All the Elements
RFID and Auto ID Focus
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RFID Patent Pool, Take 2

Two Years after Initial Launch, RFID Consortium Formed to License RFID Patents is Revamped; Are IP Issues in RFID Declining?

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The New World of "Capability Sourcing"

With the Decline in Vertical Integration, Sourcing Drives the Value Chain

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When Negotiating with Suppliers, Should You Make the First Move?
  Traditional Wisdom says No, but Stanford Research Says Making First Offer Provides the Power of "Anchoring"
Transportation Management Focus


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Quarterly Bear Stearns Report Finds Conditions Continue to Improve for Shippers  

Expectations for Carrier Rate Hikes Continue to be Modest; Growing Diversion of Rail Movement to Truck?

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New GAO Report Shows Testing Labs Easily Duped; What will be the Ripple Effects from Tougher Policies?

Manufacturing Focus
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So Just What was the Problem with Microsoft Xbox 360?
  As Its Reserves for Warranty Claims Rise, the Root Cause is a Guess Outside Microsoft; the "Red Rings of Doom"
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Do We Need more Focus on "Manufacturing Logistics?"

  Material Flow Issues often Impact Productivity; Layout and Technology both Play a Role

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