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Quality Initiatives Mean Nothing if You Aren’t Tracking Sentiment »
What do diapers, cars and electronics have in common? Their manufacturers were slow to read public sentiment on defects, and the brands suffered because of it. Quickly gauging customer sentiment in blogs, tweets and social media outposts is critical to success. Read SAS Product Marketing Manager Michael Newkirk's take on why quality initiatives aren't enough and how to take the necessary steps to successfully mine social media.
A Look at the US Manufacturing Sector’s Recovery »
Manufacturers Alliance Economist and Council Director Cliff Waldman talks about the US manufacturing recovery in this webinar.
Key Predictions for 2011 »
How will emerging trends and technologies influence the way you do business? Learn more from Bob Parker, IDC Vice President of Research for the Manufacturing and Retail Insights Group, and SAS' Michael Newkirk in this on-demand webinar.
Steelwedge Partners with SAS »
Steelwedge, a manufacturing sales and operations planning solutions company, is partnering with SAS to help decision makers anticipate supply and demand imbalances and respond with profitable sales, inventory and production strategies.
SAS® Placed in Leaders Quadrant for BI Platforms by Industry Analyst Firm »
Gartner Inc. placed SAS in its Leaders quadrant in its latest Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms report.
Accenture Identifies Eight Trends Driving the Future of Information Technology »
The Accenture Technology Vision 2011 report identifies eight emerging trends that challenge long-held assumptions about IT. It also offers actions that high-performing businesses and governments can take.

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Strategic Supply Chain Planning »
The Aberdeen Group  provides an in-depth review of best practices in supply chain planning and provides processes, methodologies and action items used by best-in-class organizations.
Supply Chain Analytics: Beyond ERP and SCM »
SAS and IndustryWeek surveyed manufacturers about whether their ERP and SCM systems were providing them with the kind of data that empowers decision making. Only 12 percent said yes. (PDF).
Which Is Better: The Tortoise or the Hare? »
SAS' Gary Cokins writes that admiration for controlled-growth companies is fine, but the 24/7 world we live in increasingly favors companies that can deal with volatility and accelerating change.
Analytic Data Preparation 101 »
Analytic data preparation is critical to gaining insights. This paper provides a summary of a recent webcast highlighting the methods and data requirements necessary to ensure the success of advanced analytic applications.
Case Study: Speeding the Cement to the Site »
Learn how a cement company from India used analytics to improve its transportation logistics.
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