Demand was strong in China, the U.S. and Europe -- which has been a tough market for Japanese automakers over the past year as a recession hit -- with the company selling 1.24 million vehicles, up 6% from a year earlier....More
The good news is that when properly deployed, ERP systems can significantly improve supply chain performance. The bad news is that like the analogous metal chain, a supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link....More
Rare earths are a set of 17 chemical elements in the periodic table, specifically 57 through 71. Additionally, there are two more elements, scandium and yttrium, that are considered rare earth elements because they tend to occur in the same ore deposits and exhibit similar chemical properties.