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  • April 1, 1999

    Label of Origin: Made on Earth

    by Cesare R. Mainardi, Martin Salva and Muir Sanderson
    Barriers to trade - language, education, buying power - are fast disappearing. No longer is it so important that a product was "Made in China," or Canada, or France. Labels of country of origin have been largely a matter of semantics for years. Now, with new trade agreements among nations, the only label that might make sense is "Made on Earth."
  • January 1, 1999

    How to Capture Hidden Value

    by John Houlihan
    Non-Product-Related sourcing can cost the equivalent of 20 percent or more of a company's sales. Yet, it is frequently overlooked as a potential source of significant savings and efficiency gains. Managed rigorously, the hidden value of such sourcing can be substantial.