RL Magazine
Edition 46
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by Reverse Logistics Association

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Entercoms Names Michael Smith as Chief Commercial Officer
Dallas, TX--11 December 2012-- Entercoms, Inc. (Entercoms), a provider of aftermarket supply chain services, today named Michael Smith as chief commercial officer. He brings more than two decades of experience to the company after serving in leadership roles with Foxconn and Motorola. In his new role, Smith will be responsible for commercial strategy and development in marketing sales, product development and customer service, as the company seeks to drive business growth and expand market share. Full Article

Flextronics and Motorola Mobility Partner to Streamline Supply Chain Operations
Singapore & Libertyville, IL--10 December 2012--Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) and Motorola Mobility LLC, owned by Google, announced today that the companies have signed a definitive agreement, under which Flextronics will acquire Motorola's manufacturing operations in Tianjin, China, and will also assume the management and operation of its Jaguariuna, Brazil, facility. Employees and assets at both locations will transfer to Flextronics after the transaction closes. The agreement also includes a manufacturing and services agreement for Android and other mobile devices. The companies expect to complete closing activities by the first half of 2013, subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approvals. Financial terms of the agreement are not being disclosed. Full Article

Blue and Brown Make Green
6 December 2012-In a video address to a global audience, U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Donahoe, and UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis announced a unique partnership designed to offer better service to customers, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and optimize operational efficiencies. Full Article

Inmar CIO Named as one of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2013
Winston-Salem, NC--5 December 2012--nmar, a technology company that operates intelligent commerce networks, today announced that its Chief Information Officer (CIO) Mark Wright has been named one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2013. According to the publication, those named to the list have displayed exceptional technology leadership in their organizations, fostered ideas and creative work environments, envisioned innovative approaches to business problems and effectively managed IT strategies. The Premier 100 honorees and their achievements will be highlighted in the February 25, 2013 issue of Computerworld. Full Article

Global Survey: IT Departments Making Companies More Efficient, Yet Not Driving Business Growth
Sunnyvale, CA--5 December 2012--uniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, and the Economist Intelligence Unit released findings today from a recent global survey, which revealed that over half of businesses surveyed primarily rely on IT departments to increase efficiency of their operations. But IT is largely falling short of expectations to drive business growth in new areas. The survey of 474 respondents spanned Germany, Japan, the U.K. and the United States. Fifty-one percent of respondents are C-level and board members and the remaining are senior executives and managers. Full Article

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