Business & Industry

Getting a Bird's Eye View of the Supply Market

What does it take for supply managers to understand today's supply market? In a nutshell: the ability to plan ahead by conducting research and communicating with suppliers in an increasingly global economy. NAPM provides an in-depth look at the necessary skills required to maintain control over supply management. In order to stay competitive in today's fast-paced global marketplace, supply...

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Click and Ship

Trusted names in the package delivery industry are taking note of the changes e-commerce has brought to their marketplace and are responding in kind. The nation's premier package delivery companies, FedEx, UPS and Airborne, are investing billions of dollars adjusting to the changes e-commerce has brought to their marketplace. Far from being stunned by the introduction of web-based purchasing, the...

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B2B Buying: The Raw Deal

Everything that people shop for has been manufactured by some company - but where do manufacturers shop? Preferably, nearby. But when they can't find it locally, knowing "the lay of the land" can be a real help. It's the classic, "What came first, the chicken or the egg?" story. We buy direct from manufacturers, but where do manufacturers buy the raw materials they need to make the products we...

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Changing the Image of the Chemical Industry

In June of 2000, the Chemical Manufacturers Association changed its name to the American Chemistry Council (ACC). With a new name, and an environmentally-conscious vision, the 128 year-old international association is in the midst of a makeover. The chemical industry makes up a sizeable chunk of the American economy $435 billion worth. But the industry itself has also been the target of much...

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Online Business Transactions: Beyond the Simple Payment

A fully automated online payment system is something that many businesses lack, leaving them to rely on the postal system and manual processing. With this in mind, several financial institutions and software vendors have formed alliances to help provide solutions for businesses in need of a more comprehensive online payment system. One of the last aspects of business-to-business e-commerce to...

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Trucking on the Web: Matching Demand with Supply

The transportation industry has been revolutionized by the advent of electronic brokering. Aware of the Internet's growing importance, one segment of the industry is in the process of widely expanding their services to attract buyers on the web. The Internet has had enormous impact on the way you buy motor freight services, particularly in rationalizing demand for trucking services with supply....

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Association Point of View - The NITL on E-Commerce

The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) has been a lobbyist for shippers since its inception in 1907. As an educational resource, the NITL is helping its members navigate the changes e-commerce has brought to the shipping industry. Also known as "The Shippers' Voice," The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL), founded in 1907, has been a major educational source and...

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Cost-Saving Outsourcing Alternatives

As the end of the year rapidly approaches, most of us are either preparing for, or nearly finished with, our budgetary tasks for the coming year. As you're considering your implementation plans, consider some of the many ways outsourcing may fulfill some of your needs. In our haste to ensure appropriate strategies for the future, we often overlook some of the basic ways to cut costs for regular...

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Featured Industry Tradeshows/Events

Motorcoach Expo 2001, the event many in the industry believe provides the best in education and networking opportunities, is right around the corner. Motorcoach ExpoFebruary 4-6, 2000Atlantic City Convention CenterAtlantic City, NJ The United Motorcoach Association, soon celebrating its 30th anniversary, will be setting the stage in Atlantic City for its Motorcoach Expo. This expo, with planned...

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XML and Java: A Winning Combination

When combined with Java, Extensible Markup Language (XML) is proving to be a powerful tool for integrating data from diverse applications. Due to its inexpensive cost, capability and accessibility over the Internet, Extensible Markup Language (XML) has become increasingly popular amongst application integrators. XML is a basic formatting language that allows its users to best utilize the data in...

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