20 Jul '13, 4am

Hi-Flex Sourcing for Better Inventory Management @ebnonline @sourcing #inventory #procurement

Some of the computer industry's sourcing problems are a nightmare, with volatile markets, ever-changing mix, and long pipelines. You'd think after 30 years of making PCs that the industry would have inventory management down, but last year Acer took a bath over excess inventory , and this year the problem appears to be widespread. Part of Acer's problem lies in the fact that PCs are being replaced by tablets , but that was predictable. Beyond that, understanding what went wrong gives pointers toward handling Internet-based commerce, which is driving toward fast satisfaction, minimal inventories, and low wastage. The first failure in the chain lies in product mix. The PC market is model crazy. Every vendor stocks many case flavors, each of which can have several internal configurations. This is to satisfy small-step price-pointing and retailer differentiation. These product...

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#railstokyo デバッグ Better Errors & RailsPanel

railscasts.com 20 Jul '13, 4am

Here we take a look at two tools to aid us in development: Better Errors which makes it easier than ever to debug exceptio...