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Winning supply chain strategies for the electrical products industry
Despite intense price competition for its volume products, the electrical products industry remains healthy and dynamic. World-class companies are succeeding by

electrical products  chain strategies for the electrical products industry Despite intense price competition for its volume products, the electrical products industry remains healthy and dynamic. World-class companies are succeeding by marketing innovative products, scaling up and outsourcing production, expanding into new geographic areas, implementing more efficient business systems, and focusing on ever-closer relationships with suppliers, partners, and customers. This white paper explores the issues of manufacturers,

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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Case Study: Pentair Anticipates Huge Cost Savings by Streamlining Service Operations with ServiceMax


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Off-loading Some Green Compliance Burdens: Can Enterprise Applications Meet the Challenge?


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Baan Releases New Supply Chain Products


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