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DEFINITION: Planned obsolescence, also called built-in obsolescence, is the conception, design and production of a product, such as hardware or software , with the intent that it should be useful, functional or popular for a limited length of time. The term was coined in the 1950s by Brooks Stevens who suggested that new and improved products are in constant demand by consumers and that corporations can best respond  … 
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Long Distance Supply Chain Optimization: Shifting from Local to Global Networks
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PRODUCT LITERATURE: A long distance sourcing solution can provide a real-time link between logistics, material planning, manufacturing, inventory control and supply chain execution.
Posted: 10 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

Infor

Integration Appliances: The Fastest Track to Master Data Management
sponsored by Cast Iron Systems
WHITE PAPER: You'll learn about the key benefits of master data management (MDM), the core requirements for implementing it, and the specific ways that Application Integration Appliances can enable affordable, effective, enterprise MDM.
Posted: 08 Feb 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

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Five Ways ERP Can Help You Implement Lean
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: A lean approach to manufacturing can help improve productivity and customer service. Read this white paper to learn how ERP works with lean to identify value and non-value components with your SAP system to give you a competitive edge.
Posted: 03 Oct 2005 | Published: 01 Sep 2005

Epicor Software Corporation
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MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY DEFINITION (continued): …  by manufacturing items that don't last very long.In the computer industry, planned obsolescence occurs in a synergistic manner between the hardware and software sectors. New application s and operating system s (OSs) demand more memory , hard disk space, storage capacity and throughput . This demand leads to the development of improved memory technology, increasingly capacious hard drives and storage media and faster microprocessor s. These developments, in turn, are followed by still more sophisticated applications and OSs, driving the cycle to continue. All of this is fueled by the geek 's love … 
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