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Archive for April, 2011

Just in Time: Sometimes is Just in Never

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

The Japanese earthquake exposed the risks of Just-in-Time inventory management practices.¬† Using J-I-T, some companies have lowered their days in inventory from (more…)

Cash flow has become cash stop for some

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Are your vendors demanding quicker payments while (more…)

Is this the Correct Pricing Strategy?

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Novartis’s MS drug, Gilenya, was introduced a few months ago.¬† And it triggered¬† (more…)

A New Conglomerate: Take a Picture of This

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Fujifilm is buying two drug manufacturing units (facilities that make biological products used in vaccines and drugs) from Merck.¬† Yes, you heard (more…)

Divestitures and Good Decisions

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

In the mid-2000s, ITT had approximately 60 independent business units from industries ranging from defense to water treatment.¬† Count ’em: 60.¬†

The question one has to ask is (more…)