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3D Printing's Impact on the Supply Chain ... Not Much Yet Article
Some pundits are predicting that 3D printing will completely transform the supply chain. Not so fast. 3D printing is having some substantial impacts now, but major supply chain transformation, during ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Applications of Total Cost Sourcing - Part 2 Article
Total Cost Sourcing (i.e. making sourcing decisions based on the total impact across the whole company) takes many different forms and yields many benefits. In this article, we explore various applica... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Are We Living in a State of Denial? Article
Global economic woes aside, we might have a solution for US economic growth, if we can get a fresh look at policy. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Automotive Supply Chain Hits the Road Article
General Motors failed to fix their supply chain in the late '80s. Now GM and taxpayers are paying for it big time. Maybe now they are finally getting it right. ... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Big Trends for Business 2013 Article
Forecast and Priorities for 2013. Slowing globalization but increasing IT spend in most sectors, preview of business priorities for 2013, sector-specific technology trends, and much more.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin and Bill McBeath

Built for Change
Competitiveness for Today's Manufacturers Means Agility
Report
With huge structural challenges confronting us, agility becomes a prime characteristic of the enterprise to acquire. But agility, change, etc. are terms that are ephemeral - hard to nail down. And mos... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Christmas Buildup in the Warehouse Article
Warehouse Management Strategies need to be looked at in order to prepare for new retail realities. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Cloud Manufacturing Heats Up! Article
Last but not least, Manufacturing becomes big business in the cloud.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Collaboration in Practice: Part Two - Operational Collaboration Article
Much collaboration is needed to produce, deliver, and support products and services.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Collaborative Demand Planning Technology Article
Everybody wants to collaborate. But is this actually done -- technically?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Congress Passes Financial Reform Article
The ChainLink team hypothesizes on the potential impacts to Supply Chain investments. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Conquering the Inventory Dilemma Report
Managing inventory has broader and more influential factors beyond the 'standard' formula. Proposing a modern model for managing inventory.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Creating the Future: Highlights from Autodesk University 2015 Article
Autodesk University 2015 showcased their research and investments in future-facing technologies in manufacturing and AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction), such as IoT, 3D printing, and ge... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Customer Story and SCM Highlights from SAP's Manufacturing Forum Article
SAP's Manufacturing Industry Forum had excellent presentations by customers and SAP. Here we highlight one manufacturing customer's journey to transformation, as well as a presentation on SAP's supply... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Dassault Systèmes Acquires Apriso Article
PLM market looks beyond design - Dassault, PTC deals. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

DEMAND MANAGEMENT:
Technology for MANUFACTURERS
Report
Cynicism still rules for manufacturers and their forecasting attitudes - at their peril. Statements about forecasting practices such as, "The forecast is always wrong," or "We just use last month's fo... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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Direct Materials P2P -- Part 2:
Relationship-Intensity
Article
In our research on direct materials Procure-to-Pay (P2P) processes, we saw tremendous variation between industries or types of companies in how they execute P2P. One major difference is the 'relations... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Diverse Use Cases at Autodesk Accelerate 2016 Article
The use cases on display at Autodesk's Accelerate 2016 showed the breadth of capabilities for their PLM suite.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Emerging Markets - Northeastern University Article
Session at Northeastern brings strategic insights to global markets.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

ERP for the SMB: Part One - Growing into ERP Article
As small businesses grow and they address their processes and complexities, they need technology to be there for them.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Exploring QAD Article
QAD Explore 2013 Customer Conference.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Extending Manufacturing Visibility through the Cloud Article
Visibility to outsourced operations remains a challenge for most manufacturers...... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Federal Government Working to Generate Next Generation Manufacturing Base Article
President Obama opened a new battery plant in Holland, Michigan this week. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Field Service Revitalization Article
Dynamic economy, new technology and transforming business models are catalysts for a growing service software sector.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Food for Thought: Part One - Challenges in the Produce Supply Chain Article
So you think you have supply chain challenges? How about daily price volatility and losses in transportation of up to 20%? Discussions with FoodLink Online, InfinityQS, AFS and Intelleflex. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Food for Thought: Part Two - The Product Recall Challenge Article
In foods as diverse as burgers and bean sprouts, pathogens such as E.coli, Salmonella, Listeria and other food pathogens have caused outbreaks and made recent headlines. The challenges in tracing the ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

From Complexity to Clarity Part One - Mastering Today's Complex Supply Chains Whitepaper
Achieving excellence in Supply Chain has always been a challenge, but the last decade has gotten more complex, requiring solutions to enable clarity... ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

HarrisData - Building a Better Mousetrap Article
HarrisData technology strategy includes Apple and IBM PureSystems technologies.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Healthy Growth and Innovations Highlighted at Ariba Live Article
SAP Ariba is getting serious about managing direct materials spend, as well as innovating in areas such as machine learning, blockchain, integrating with other networks, and more. We explore these and... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

How the Internet-of-Things is Transforming Mining Article
Heavy equipment manufacturers are deeply involved in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) phenomena. Here we examine the impact of IoT on mining equipment and operations.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

How Will Business Look in the Future? Article
From crowdfunding to 3D printing to insourcing, innovation is changing the face of business. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Inforum 2016--Diverse Innovation on Display Article
At Inforum, we got a good sense of the energy, innovation, and ability to evolve that is keeping Infor competitive.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Innovating Cheap: The Key to Tapping the Enormous Potential of Emerging Markets: Part One Article
Design innovations enabled Tata to build a $2,500 car. Now that is how you get into an emerging market such as India in a big way.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Innovating Cheap: The Key to Tapping the Enormous Potential of Emerging Markets: Part Two Article
How was Tata able to build a $2,500 car? Here we dig into some examples of their 'frugal engineering' approach.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Innovations from 2014 RFID Live Article
Exciting new developments from the RFID Journal Live! show, including NFC's killer app (my prediction), the arrival of the 5-cent tag (really & finally!), passive RFID sensors, visual tags in m... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Intelligent Things and Intelligent Environments Article
RFID Alive - Learnings from RFID Live Part Two ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

IoT Gets Real in 2016 Article
2015 may have been the peak of hype for the Internet of Things, but hype drives investment. We expect that 2016 will see even bigger and broader investments in IoT, as well as a land grab amongst IoT ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

IoT Impact--Part Three: The Role of Partnerships and Ecosystems Article
IoT forces companies to re-evaluate their partnerships and their role in the ecosystem, as well as whether to take an open vs. closed approach at different levels in the solution stack co-created by t... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

IoT Impact--Part Two: Understanding IoT Data and How IoT Changes Your Business Model Article
Recommendations for dealing with Internet of Things data, the role of data brokers, and data ownership. How IoT can change a firm's core business model.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

IQity Adds Manufacturing Prowess to NetSuite Article
Manufacturers with complex MES requirements have a pure-SaaS option in IQity combined with NetSuite.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

IT vs. OT in Manufacturing: How Will Convergence Play Out? Article
For much of the last 50 years, IT and OT (Operational Technology) have remained two separate and different worlds. Much of the M&A that has occurred over the last decade has been about consolidation b... (more information)
by Sree Hameed

JDA Gets in Focus Article
Updates and Insights from JDA's FOCUS 2015 Conference.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin and Bill McBeath

JDA Stays Focused Article
HighLights from the JDA mega conference. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Kiva Cuts the Ribbon on New Facility in Massachusetts Article
With so much talk about off-shoring, it's nice to see a company creating jobs and building facilities in the US. The US, overall, has seen an more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Logility Acquires Optiant
The Supply Chain Optimization Market Gets Leaner
Article
Logility's acquisition of Optiant 'streamlines' the optimization market. With Ilog and its acquisition of Logictools, JDA's acquisition of i2, and others, the market is looking leaner. But this could ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Looking Forward to 2015--RFID Continues Steady Growth Article
Item level intelligence requirements spur the growth of RFID across sectors such as industrial, manufacturing, retail, transportation, security, healthcare and consumer applications... ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Making Dollars and Sense Out of Ocean Container Data Article
New SYSPRO U.S. Solution Rides Ocean Wave into Global Container Tracking.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Manufacturing in the Cloud Article
What true cloud-based manufacturing systems are out there, what can they do, and what types of manufacturers are they good for?... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Manufacturing Still Leads in Innovation Article
Observations from the Manufacturing Leadership Summit.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Meeting the Outsourcing Challenge Article
Our latest research explores the key reasons why companies outsource their manufacturing and/or logistics, the challenges they face, and how they are overcoming those challenges.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Mundane or Majestic Article
Supply Chain apps transform performance and image and brand of companies...... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

NetSuite's Manufacturing Capabilities Boosted by IQity Acquisition Article
The recent acquisition of IQity is a major addition that adds a strong pillar to NetSuite's manufacturing solution offerings. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Plex - Founding Fathers of the Cloud Revolution Article
Revolutionaries have to pioneer and guide the way forward.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Plex Flexes Manufacturing Muscle Article
Updates from PowerPlex 2013.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Plex Shows Off its Manufacturing Prowess Article
PowerPlex 2014 highlighted how small and medium manufacturers are implementing quite sophisticated manufacturing solution capabilities. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin & Bill McBeath

Plex Systems Article
Cloud-based ERP for Manufacturing.... (more information)
by The ChainLink Team

PTC Jump-starting the Internet of Things Article
The evolution of PTC has been fascinating -- from CAD to PLM, ALM, SLM, and now the Internet-of-Things. IoT is core to PTC's strategy going forward, and was emphasized repeatedly throughout PTC Live ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

PTC Live 2015: Bridging the Physical and Digital Worlds Article
At their annual conference, PTC showed how it is making big strides to their ultimate vision of smart connected products and the end-to-end product lifecycle systems that make that vision possible. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

PTC Windchill 11--A Foundation for the Evolution of Manufacturing Article
The current transformation of manufacturing is being driven largely by the Internet of Things and smart, connected products. PTC's new PLM release, Windchill 11, marks a major step towards a full-life... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

PTC's Journey From CAD/CAM Pioneer to Enabler of the 'as-a-Service Economy' Article
PTC's acquisition of Servigistics is just the latest step in their 25 year evolution. PTC Live provided a great snapshot of how far they have come and where they are going.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Reversal of the Offshoring Tide Article
The past two decades have witnessed a massive shift of manufacturing from the U.S. to China. Now there are signs of a reversal. What are the implications for those responsible for managing these suppl... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

RFID for Manufacturers
How Manufacturers are Improving Processes by Using RFID
Report
While many manufacturers are adopting RFID by force of mandate, even more of them are seeking ways to use the technology to improve their operations. Our survey of 275 manufacturing companies across ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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RFID Live Article
The RFID Journal Live! Conference demonstrated the health and maturity of the RFID market and its relevancy to so many sectors.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

RFID Market Still Shows Promise Article
Highlights of RFID Live: Part Two.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Risk Management: Lessons Learned from Manufacturers Article
Cisco and ImpactFactor, leaders in SCRM, provide insights into risk management.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

SaaS ERP for the Smallest Manufacturers Article
The universe of SaaS/Cloud offerings just got bigger. Today's announcement of Epicor Express means a full-featured SaaS solution is available to small manufacturers who have had almost no SaaS options... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

SAP Manufacturing - Innovation Engine Article
SAP's Manufacturing Strategy.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Siemens PLM: Forging a New Foundation in Manufacturing Markets Article
Observations from Siemens Analyst Event in Boston. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Spectrum of IoT Platforms
Building IoT-enabled Products
Article
IoT development platforms and applications span the spectrum from toolkits to domain-specific environments to fully turnkey applications. Here we look at that spectrum and drill down on one example to... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Stop Whining -- Start Winning at Omni-Channel Article
The raging battle over the channels -- etail vs. on-premise shopping -- is masking the real issue -- the customer experience.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

SuiteWorld 2013: NetSuite's Commitment to Manufacturing Article
One of the main themes at SuiteWorld 2013 was NetSuite's commitment to building out its capabilities for manufacturers beyond what they have already done. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

SuiteWorld Customer Stories - Growing Small and Medium Manufacturing and Retail Businesses: Part One Article
NetSuite's success can be traced in no small part to the customizability of their solution. Here are some short customer stories, mostly in Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution, highlighting their... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

SuiteWorld Customer Stories - Growing Small and Medium Manufacturing and Retail Businesses: Part Two Article
How some hot new innovative manufacturers and retailers are making NetSuite's cloud ERP and ecommerce work for them. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Supplier Performance Management -
Part 2
Article
A mini-case study on one manufacturer that integrates supplier scorecard data with operational and planning data from across their business units. They have not only been able to improve supplier perf... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Supply Chain Market Continues to Attract the Cash Article
Descartes, Airclic, Siemens, Camstar. Bigger deals reflect stronger economy in the US market.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Supply Chain Risk Now? Article
The supply chain business community now includes Risk Management as a business priority and cites it as a key area in need of improvement. Are solution providers ready?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

SYSPRO's Remarkable Journey Article
Grape Escape features SYSPRO customers such as 1000Bulbs.com, Rochester Electronics and more...... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Taking Stock of Rootstock Article
Salesforce is no longer about sales, in case you didn't notice . . .... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

The Aptean Revival Article
When Aptean was formed two years ago, many wondered whether they would survive. Now, not only does their survival seem relatively secure, but they have a shot at meaningful growth. Their recent annual... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The Boeing Challenge - Can They Increase Production Rates? Article
Boeing has a huge order book that promises ten Dreamliners per month. Can they do more?... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

The IoT Impact--Part One: How Will IoT Change Your Product Offerings? Article
We look at 10 critical questions posed in the Harvard Business Review article "How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition." Here in Part One of this series, we focus on what IoT means ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The Parallax View
New Models for Supply Chain Management
Report
The impetus for this report came from global supply chain managers involved in managing and transforming supply chains who feel that many of the current industry member organizations and publications ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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The Value of Dynamic Visual Tags Article
Recent developments in technology have enabled the integration of e-paper with RFID tags to create dynamic visual tags. This is a powerful combination, especially for cyclic processes.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

ThingX, PTC's Next Big Thing Article
When PTC acquired Vuforia (augmented reality tools provider) last October, it seemed like a natural incremental next step in PTC's strategy. After attending ThingEvent on January 28th, I now think wha... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Vested Outsourcing - An Interview with Kate Vitasek Article
Once in a while a business book cuts through all the noise and really has something important to say. After decades of 'greed is good' and downsizing and outsourcing, Kate Vitasek and Vested Outsourci... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Who Owns the Data in SaaS and IoT? Article
Why does Google know more about your inventory than you do?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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