What Sateesh Lele Says

By Larry Dignan  |  Posted 2003-08-01 Print this article Print

Build-To-Order, Inc. is starting a custom-manufacturing business from scratch, to revamp the automaking industry the same way Dell reshaped computer making.

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What Sateesh Lele Says To Do

CHECK vendor references given by suppliers and peers.

INTERVIEW peers without the vendor present or on the call.

WATCH financial health of a prospective vendor.

DEMAND a peek at next product release. If it can't be shown, consider it vaporware.

DISTINGUISH between the features all vendors have and unique functions that can set your business apart.

Sateesh Lele is Chief Information Officer of Build-To-Order, Inc.

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Larry formerly served as the East Coast news editor and Finance Editor at CNET News.com. Prior to that, he was editor of Ziff Davis Inter@ctive Investor, which was, according to Barron's, a Top-10 financial site in the late 1990s. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.

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