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As Lexmark evolves, focus moves from printers to software
Lexington Herald-Leader    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Two acquisitions since last year by Lexmark International have continued to move the Lexington company further from its roots in printers only and more into computer software and services. Foreshadowing much change in the printer industry, behemoths including Hewlett-Packard have followed suit and snapped up competitors in the realm of what's called enterprise content management. More

Print-only impressions still dominate overall magazine audience engagement
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For those who still doubt that magazines have a place in the digital world, new data proves magazines' growing digital prowess. Adults who read magazines on digital platforms make up 11 percent of gross magazine audience impressions. In its annual Survey of the American Consumer, Gfk MRI interviews approximately 26,000 American adults on their media consumption habits. More

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The supply chain challenge never ends
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The big ERP suites are still falling short on sales and operations planning, advanced analytics and supplier management. Supply chain management seems to be stuck in the past. That's even as SCM increasingly occupies one of the hottest of hot seats in the corporate world, and even as companies like Kinaxis strive to bring the supply chain into the future. More

Supply chain management risk 2.0
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Ten years ago, an organization could expect to identify its suppliers and have a general understanding of where they operated. Today, a company's suppliers regularly move materials and goods around the globe across dozens of trade lanes,with each supplier maintaining its own supply network. It all adds up to organizations having less visibility into their full supply profile at a time when disruptions — and their impacts — are growing. Effective supply chain management in today's global economy requires an approach that encompasses more than just-in-time delivery and insurance against damages. More

Tomorrow's supply chain leaders — Do they know the fundamentals?
The 21st Century Supply Chain    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Many of the current supply chain managers are transplants from other parts of their companies, with no formal schooling in the discipline. So what are the potential risks of filling these roles with managers from other parts of the business? To understand the potential risks, one must understand the key ingredients which make C-Level Supply Chain Executives successful. More

The 7 deadly sins of distribution center crisis management
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Although the great recession ended in June 2009, there is still considerable doubt in the minds of many supply chain managers that it is in fact over. Layoffs have continued and unemployment is fluctuating between nine and 10 percent. In some areas, transportation capacity has continued to be a problem even though shipping volumes have been reduced. More

NCR PAPER* brand of carbonless paper is a multi-part form paper system uniquely coated to transmit images from one ply to subsequent plies, with manual or mechanical pressure, without using carbon paper.
Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc.
Mohawk offers a forward-looking product line of writing, text, cover and digital papers that are used for corporate reports, corporate identity systems, brochures, packaging, on-demand photo books, personalized direct mail, custom packaging, and everyday communication for businesses of all types and sizes.
Neenah Paper
Neenah Paper is recognized as a world-class manufacturer of premium writing, text, cover, specialty and private watermark papers. We are committed to producing only superior quality products and developing new technologies that meet the needs of designers, consumers, printers and merchants and ensure that paper remains a vital and vibrant medium of expression.


Domtar releases series of videos to promote "Paper Because" campaign to promote the importance and sustainability of paper
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Building on its award-winning "Paper Because" campaign, Domtar Corporation released a new series of videos promoting the important role paper plays in our lives. The videos will debut on,, YouTube and social media sites — relying on satire to highlight how using paper responsibly makes business sense and how it's also an environmentally sound choice. More

A look at sustainability megatrends on the road to 2050
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For those who want to know what the world will be like in the year 2050, here are some sobering facts from United Nations trend analysis and other studies. The world's population will be 9.3 billion in 2050, compared to 7 billion today. At the same time, the urban centers will grow by another three billion inhabitants, mostly in today's emerging markets. More


New warehouse training course offered to NPTA members
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The Essentials of Profitable Warehouse Operations, a regional warehouse training course presented by Jason Bader of The Distribution Team and hosted by the Association Education Alliance, launches in December. This course is designed to provide branch managers, warehouse managers and key warehouse supervisors and personnel at hard goods distribution companies with the tools they need to teach their teams essential warehousing functions and make a significant impact on net profit. Register now for December courses in Houston or Dallas or review the 2012 schedule on NPTA's website. More


The art of creating buzz
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Few people would argue with the notion that the most effective kind of marketing is word-of-mouth. Most of us would love to have the whole world talking about our products or services, but how many of us know how to create that kind of buzz? Is achieving the desirable but elusive tipping point of viral world-of-mouth more luck, mystery and magic than anything else? More

Digital ad impressions 47 percent lower than print counterpart
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Despite efforts in 2011 for the digital advertisement sector, audience consumption is still faltering. Down 47 percent when compared to its print counterpart, digital magazines with a circ of 100,000 only garner a total of 155 million advertising impressions. More
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Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
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