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Aiding the Bottom Line With Returns Management Software

The Gardner Group predicts returns from online purchases will total $11 billion by 2002. Learn how software solutions can prevent draining your business' profits. With more and more e-commerce transactions taking place in the web, manufacturers ought to pay particular attention to the issue of returned goods. The Gardner Group Inc. of Stamford, Conn. predicts that by 2002, products returned from...

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Strategic e-Sourcing: What Are We Waiting For?

Recent reports show strategic e-sourcing has yet to be tapped by industry as a whole despite its promise of easy implementation, reduced costs and cycle-times. Strategic e-sourcing is the process of utilizing web-based technology to handle the identification and screening of suppliers, so that they might be assembled into an effective supply chain network which can react rapidly to changes in the...

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Need a Local Distributor? A Custom Manufacturer?

Make ThomasRegional.com your next stop. Whether you're an engineer specifying a part or a purchasing professional in need of a local supplier or custom manufacturer, http://www.ThomasRegional.com/news?issue=nI16 offers a fast and easy solution. * SOURCE as locally as you need or as far as you require from over 550,000 distributors, manufacturers and service companies searchable by...

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PDM: Not Just for the Big Boys Anymore

Product data management software (PDM), championed for years by large companies, has recently dropped in price, making it available for the first time to many small and mid-sized firms. In addition to its affordability, PDM also has a slew of new functions to consider. Product data management (PDM) has, until recently, been utilized exclusively by larger manufacturers, an imbalance of...

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Negotiation Software: One Step Closer to Full Business Automation

A newcomer to business automation, negotiation software, is edging its way into the center of B2B e-commerce -- with good reason. Companies that trade in goods and services in markets were prices vary considerably, depending on the season, increasingly rely on negotiation software to enhance efficiency and cost effectiveness. This approach to e-Business is also known as "multi-parameter bidding",...

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Featured Industry Tradeshows/Seminars/Events

73rd Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition,May 20 – 23, 2001Ernest N. Morial Convention CenterNew Orleans, LA An event which includes many aspects of and for the airline industry. Exhibitor Information: Airport executives and management personnel from all over North America, as well as, airport industry suppliers. Attendee Information: Suppliers to the airport industry include air traffic...

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Internet-enabled Measurement Solutions

Engineers now have three types of web-based measurement devices to assist with research and improve efficiency. The Internet, in addition to its other benefits, is a powerful means for engineers to both measure and automate essential laboratory processes, allowing them to not only observe experimentation in distant locations, but also to control them as such. Measurement publishing, remote...

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Marketshift: Engineers Moving into the Consulting Market

Engineers and contractors, finding their traditional services in danger of becoming commoditized, are carving a place in an area traditionally thought of as belonging to consultants -- and, they're facing a few challenges along the way. It's no secret that consulting is big business. Recent reports estimate that the revenue in professional advising services could grow 18% in 2001, with...

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Has Nuclear Power's Time Finally Arrived?

With power shortage woes looming, the utilization of nuclear energy is once again making the rounds as a potential solution -- and it's not without its usual controversy. Recently, the Center of Advanced Nuclear Systems at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) held a two-day "International Symposium on the Role of Nuclear Energy in a Sustainable Environment" to discuss the role of nuclear...

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Government & Industry Update

Statistics indicate that government is spending more on procurement, especially for the military. Vice President Cheney voices his administration's commitment to making the R&D tax credit permanent, and President Bush considers a future switch for government to e-procurement. Also, read how the Department of Defense may help with California's energy problems: A new statistics report from the...

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