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GE puts the brakes on service fraud »
The GE C&I Consumer Home Services Division estimates it saved $5.1 million in the first year of using SAS® to detect suspect claims.
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News from SAP Manufacturing 2010 and Warranty Chain Management »
Industry incumbents, academics and industry analysts were all in agreement that in the new age economy supply chains need to be smarter, intelligent and interconnected. Now the question is, how do we get there?
Fraud panel focuses on SAS hosted solution »
The Warranty Chain Management fraud panel focuses on what SAS’ hosted solution has done for the GE’s C&I Consumer Home Services Division. Read Warranty Week’s take on the panel.
The wave of the future »
The Forrester Wave report for Q1 2010 offers its take on predictive analytics and data mining vendors.
Supply chain performance management: Ignore analytics at your own peril »
To perform effective root-cause diagnostics, companies need to leverage all relevant supply chain data, not just departmental data. Ritu Jain, SAS Industry Marketing Manager for Manufacturing and Supply Chain, addresses the issue and how it might have affected one of the biggest recalls in modern history in this Industry Week article.
Harnessing advanced analytics to fight fraud »
Managing Automation profiles the suspect claims detection tool SAS is incorporating into warranty fraud solutions to leverage social networking and advanced analytics to root out fraud.
Analytics: Moving beyond transactional systems »
Transactional systems house reams of historical data. But how do you turn that data into predictive insights you need to optimize your supply chain? Tune in to this Webcast featuring senior executives from Accenture and SAS to learn how to improve forecasts, demand planning, production and distribution while avoiding pitfalls.
Containing the unstructured text tsunami »
Learn why it is critical to take your company’s unstructured data and turn it into something valuable. Mikael Hagström, Executive Vice President of SAS Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, blogs on this topic and others here.

SAS Global Forum 2010
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Solution Highlight
Briggs & Stratton takes an intelligent approach to cost reduction with SAS® »
Briggs & Stratton, the world’s largest manufacturer of air-cooled gasoline engines, is taking a more strategic approach to purchasing. By using SAS Business Intelligence to analyze spending, the company significantly enhanced its cost-reduction performance.
Transitions Optical sees clearer with SAS® »
Transitions Optical strategically markets its leading optical products and tracks its international finances with help from SAS Business Analytics. The worldwide leader in photochromic lenses has traded in its gut-feel approach and difficult-to-reconcile data for an automated, easy-to-access solution.
Five key predictions for manufacturers »
Hear what John Engler, President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, and Bob Parker, Vice President of Research for IDC Manufacturing Insights, are predicting in regard to legislative, regulatory and technology changes affecting manufacturers in the coming year.
The transportation component of supply chain »
Learn more about applying rigorous processes to control costs in the transportation and logistics portions of the supply chain.
SAS® Days for Automotive and Vehicle Manufacturers

May 13 – Double Tree Hotel, Torrance, CA, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
May 18 – Westin Hotel, Southfield, MI, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact Jim Hiepler-Hartwig for more information.

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