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Making the impossible possible

When a software company serving the global medical equipment manufacturing market had to be set up fast, it found application service provision was the only answer. Geoff Lock reports.

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Making the e-business case

Collaborative supply chain working is the way forward – not so much stripping out ‘wasted processes’ as centralising real time information and process routes using web exchanges. Andrew Ward explains.

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Snowball effect

British American Racing (BAR), a relative newcomer to the world of Formula One design, is using web-based collaboration tools to give it an edge over its competitors. Dean Palmer discovers that this is just the tip of ...

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Shopping malls on the web

Siemens Automation and Drives’ success with its web-based sell-side supply chain owes much to the fact that it thought about its customers’ and users’ needs. John Dwyer reports.

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Stripping out inventory and time

Synchronising supply chains, so that all participants are simultaneously aware of new demands and new opportunities via web technologies, is the way to go. But getting there will require determination and re-thinking. ...

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E-engineering: visualising the future

Remote design teams are now using web-based collaboration and visualisation tools to help solve potential design problems up-front, reducing time-to-market for new products, writes Dean Palmer.

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Mind the virtual gap

Selling via the web can be very rewarding, but making it so is about far more than creating a slick, fancy website. John Dwyer finds out how to do it properly.

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e-manufacturing a suitable strategy?

Manufacturing enterprises everywhere are under growing pressure to take the ‘e’ leap. And the claimed benefits are legion. But how do you build a winning e-business strategy? Brian Wall takes up the challenge.

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The Low Hanging Fruit

e-procurement is often called ‘the low hanging fruit’ of e-business. But plucking that fruit involves some serious stretching and thorn avoidance. Brian Davis explains.


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