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20 Innovative IT Ideas To Steal

InformationWeek 500 innovators have creative solutions to not-so-unusual business problems. How can these help your company?
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Timken, a provider of automotive products, has built a business intelligence tool to help its distributors better track and manage inventory. The service uses a vast database of vehicle registration records, part numbers, and industry repair rates. With this data, Timken projects demand for each part based on the year, make, and model of registered vehicles. It also provides its customers with inventory recommendations by product category and individual part numbers, helping them avoid stockouts and reduce unused inventory.

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