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3 Tips for a Successful APO Implementation

(By Mike Raftery) By now, the process of evaluating the possibility of an APO project inevitably includes the telling of enough horror stories to make any project manager shiver.  But the bottom line is that you are not evaluating those projects, you are evaluating your

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Insights from the Insider (Part 2)

(By Patrick Green) As the SAP Insider wrapped up on Friday, it was a good time to take a few minutes to reflect on the week’s activities, the plethora of information disseminated and the overall pulse of SCM going forward.   As I thought about it,

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Insights from the SAPInsider

(By Patrick Green) It’s at an event like the SAP Insider or Sapphire/ASUG that you realize two things: The first thing you notice is just how big the SAP Community and ecosystem is.  The sheer number of customers, clients, consultants, vendors and other resources connected

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How The Pursuit of Dollars Can Sometimes Make No Cents

The Problem In the world of Sales and Operations Planning (or S&OP), I have seen a disturbing trend over the years among those that control the “purse strings” of these corporations…those formidable folks who generate, control, and police that which is supposed to keep us

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