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  • The Crisis Is in the Mail

    The CFO of the U.S. Postal Service is lobbying Congress and the Obama Administration in order to stave off a cash shortfall at the agency. February 26, 2010

  • Best Buys in Offshore Manufacturing

    A new study ranks the lowest-cost offshore locations for manufacturing – and finds the top spot is right next door. February 18, 2010

  • Happier Returns

    Mismanagement of consumer returns, damaged goods, and overstocked items can add big expenses to supply chains. February 1, 2010

  • As Capex Slows, Free Cash Margin Rises

    Companies have hit the brakes hard on capital spending, resulting in improved free cash flow as a percentage of revenue, according to a new study. December 23, 2009

  • Wait 'Til Next Year for Credit, Suppliers Say

    Although more companies are collecting bills on time, a true strengthening of credit risk depends on an upsurge in consumer demand. December 14, 2009

  • GM Speeds Up Checks to Suppliers, Government

    The carmaker says it will be able to pay off its debt to the U.S. Treasury faster than expected and aims to keep cash flowing smoothly through its supply chain. November 16, 2009

  • A New Window on Cash

    Emerging standards for electronic cash transactions promise to shed more light on liquidity and cash flow. November 1, 2009

  • Ops-Savvy CFO Flies High

    ThyssenKrupp Aerospace's Doug Penner spends his time educating business-unit managers about finance and tailoring processes to the company's operational needs. October 14, 2009

  • Changing Hats: Xerox to Pay $6.4B to Become a BPO Provider

    One week after Dell announced plans to buy Perot Systems, Xerox says it will snatch up ACS, another U.S. outsourcing supplier. September 28, 2009

  • Curbing Fleet Costs

    Fewer cylinders, more GPS, backup leases, and better benchmarking are just some of the ways fleet managers are outpacing rising costs. September 24, 2009

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