supply chain


iPhone 5c Far From a Disaster as 5s Orders Increase

Some are wondering if Apple made a mistake by offering two new smartphones at once last month following news that production for the iPhone 5c is already being cut in half. No way, says one industry insider.

The Race to the Middle?

Is the convergence of IT and telecom channels a "race to the middle?" Who will the winner be?

Pushing Paper (Aside)

Posted: 4/2003 Pushing Paper (Aside) Supply-chain Automation Streamlines Multiparty, Multiprocess Environment By Edward J. Finegold For many carriers, particularly in the Tier 2 and 3 markets, a billing system is the epicenter of customer, service and revenue-focused operations. It is the gatekeeper for customer records, product catalogs, pricing plans and even revenue performance. Often, however, […]

Features: Know the Flow

Posted: 2/2002 Know the Flow Supply Chain Management Closes the Loop with Service Delivery Management By Peter Lambert  Can a network service provider’s right hand ever really know what the left hand is doing?For the majority of service providers, hobbled by disconnected “silos” of mutually inaccessible information, the answer is a resounding, “No!” With dozens […]

Automating the Supply Chain

Posted: 06/1999 Automating the Supply Chain By Keith Giarman and Naiel Kanno Competition in the communications industry is inspiring providers to find ways to deliver integrated, multidimensional services that are easy for customers to use. An example of one of these complex new services is integrated messaging, a nifty product that lets users access messages–such […]

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