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Companies Are Embracing States That Embrace Tax Cuts, Surveys Show

Tax policies are becoming increasingly determinative of states‘ economic performance and outlook. That reality has been the norm in Chief Executive’s annual Best & Worst States for Business rankings, due out May 7th, and it has been underscored again by the release of the latest annual Rich States, Poor States assessment report by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

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How an End-to-End Supply Chain Strategy Creates a Stronger Customer Advantage

As more companies become increasingly customer-centric, creating a seamless end-to-end supply chain has become a vital component of the complete customer funnel. This allows organizations to optimize where, when and how they source material to fit the needs of the customer as well as the goals of the business.

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U.S. CEOs Should Review Their China Strategy Amid Governmental, Economic Woes

For decades, the relationship between American companies and China was relatively uncomplicated: The world’s most populous country served as the best base for low-cost manufacturing of goods for the U.S. market and as a rising market for American products ranging from commodities to smartphones and other consumer goods. But this relationship has been changing rapidly, and growing more complex by the day.

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Supply Chains Still Vulnerable After West Coast Ports Slowdown

The West Coast ports slowdown may be over for now, but it wreaked enough havoc to give CEOs from the Pacific to the Atlantic pause. And many are concluding that it’s time to take a closer look at their supply chains.

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Five Steps to a Successful ERP System

➡ BEGIN BY FORGING AN INTERNAL CONSENSUS among key constituencies in your company about what you are trying to achieve. One key question is how much of your system can be offsite in the cloud versus on-premises. You don’t want to change technical specifications after you launch. That can lead to cost overruns and delays, known as ERP “bloat.” ➡ ...

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What CEOs Can Learn From 2014’s Holiday Shipping Success

One of the last major business successes of 2014 was how America’s biggest parcel shippers, UPS and FedEx, returned to form and made sure nearly all of their express packages were delivered across the United States by Christmas, after failing miserably at that task the year before.

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How Plunging Oil Prices Are Affecting Your Business

Plummeting oil and gas prices are great news for business, but don’t assume your company is automatically reaping the benefits. Other than spending less, there may be additional ways your company can maximize these shifts.

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Soldiers to Software Engineers: How One Company Transitioned Heroes Into Corporate America

It’s truly astonishing that many of our most accomplished military veterans will return home to face one more battle: That of successfully transitioning into the civilian workforce. According to the Labor Department, the current unemployment rate for veterans is 6 percent, and 650,000 are jobless.

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