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On Track Rail News - December 12, 2008
From On Track Rail News, a Teradata in-house publication produced by Lori Roets

The Extraboard - An EDW Viewpoint - December 12, 2008
by Lori Roets

As the economy continues to tighten, companies are going to be looking for more and more short-term value from their investments. The data warehouse will be no exception. Cost takeout opportunities will be key to helping all companies – including transportation companies – identify short term benefits. The traditional approach to cost takeout is “cut costs by 10% across the board”. A more intelligent approach is to leverage the power of the data warehouse to lower for cost outliers and opportunities to gain cost advantages without having a negative impact on operations or customer image. The integrated data of today’s transportation data warehouse makes this time of intelligent decision making possible.