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2004: Asia's Future - Moving Up the Economic Path in the 21st Century Article
"China's development is blessed with a rare period of strategic opportunities. And if we don't grasp it, it will slip away," said Wen Jiabao, giving a speech at Harvard in December of 2003. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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2010 Supply Chain Priorities:
New Models for Improving Supply Chain Processes and Performance
Report
Findings from ChainLink's 2010 Supply Chain Priorities Survey

The "Great Recession" of 2008-2009 has imposed some of the most severe economic conditions
... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath


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A Financial Collage for 2006 Article
This is not a market report, but rather an economic report. This is a collage of the issues and data we used to draw some conclusions. We looked at our research from over 1,500 end user firms, as wel... (more information)
by The ChainLink Research Team


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Achieving Peak Performance in Today's Value Chains Article
Managing performance is the foundation of competitiveness and success. The virtualization of the supply chain and extreme out-sourcing have changed the center-of-gravity for performance concerns from ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Analytics Amplified Article
Analytics is Hot, but you need a 'hot holder.'... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

APS Implementation Truths Report
After significant negativity in the press, we decided to find out what the true story was -- was APS worth it?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


This research requires purchase or the purchase of a subscription. $99.00
Assessing Supply Chain Performance: Time for a Fresh Perspective? Article
Editor's note: In the last issue, we discussed how the outsourced supply chain is causing companies to expand their measurement focus to the supply chain outside the enterprise (as in "measuring the r... (more information)
by Sree Hameed


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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

Brand Management for Manufacturing Article
In last month's article we looked at the supply chain-brand connection for retailers. This month we take the manufacturer's perspective. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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Building a High-Performance Organization
Results from ChainLink's 2011 Business Priorities Survey - Part Three
Article
What do individual contributors want from their employers in 2011? Good educational programs, opportunities for advancement, more frequent and meaningful communication by management, and an innovative... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath


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Building a High-Performance Organization
Results from ChainLink's 2011 Business Priorities Survey - Part Two
Article
Survey respondents told us that better communications and education are some of the ways they expect to deal with their top personnel concerns. We also look at what they said about their 2011 budgets.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath


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Buy vs. Build: Starting With A Clean Sheet Of Paper Article
Manufacturing a high quality product on a consistent basis -- especially when others are not -- is a good idea even if prevailing opinion brands it an extravagance.... (more information)
by Charlie Barnhart


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Canada Small Business Quarterly Article
The Small Business Quarterly (SBQ) provides a quick and easy-to-read snapshot of the recent performance of Canadaï¾’s small business sector.The SBQ is published by the Small Business Policy Branch of In... (more information)
by Various


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Channel Management - Architected for Success:
Part Three
Article
Product design, marketing, supply chain, fulfillment and aftermarket service can all be part of the Channel Management relationship. Companies spend time in process management, but with the channels, ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Collaborating with Channels - Great Source for Accurate Demand
Part Two
Article
Channel partners can be a great source of accurate forecasts, but Brand, OEMs and Tech companies don't engage on Demand.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Collaboration Frameworks 2011 - On Creating a Global Workspace: Part Two Article
Introduction to Ideas in a Global Work Space. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Compliance Rocks? Article
Compliance reduces friction and cost in the supply chain: Lessons from the Vendor Compliance Federation.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Comprehensive Auctioning: Broadening the Scope of Reverse Auctions Article
Reverse auctions can generate double-digit savings year after year. Companies can build on those savings, including things that might normally not be considered auctionable, by defining completely and... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

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

Contract and Supplier Management Lessons Article
Distilled insights from ChainLink's recent research on managing contracts, supplier performance, and reverse auctions.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Contract Management: Negotiating, Creating, and Monitoring Compliance Article
Skillful contract negotiation and management are vital to realizing a company's spend management and supplier performance goals. Here we explore how to negotiate better agreements with your suppliers,... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Cooperation and Competition in Retailer-Supplier Relationships Report
They are the best of friends. They are the worst of enemies. That is the paradox of the retailer-supplier relationship: that on the one hand only by a true, close, strategic partnership can both side... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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Customers Want the Experience of Luxury Article
Our research among luxury consumers has shown that experiential luxuries provide them with the ultimate luxury satisfaction, more so than home luxuries or personal luxuries like clothes, cars or jewel... (more information)
by Pam Danziger


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Demand Management Technology Evaluation:
Best Practices and Technology Evaluation
Report
The complexity of business today--working a myriad of partnerships with both the channel side and the transportation partners, as well as dealing with the challenges of fickle and surprising markets-... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


This research requires purchase or the purchase of a subscription. $99.00
Desirable Article
Ten things you should know if you are seeking an investment.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Dynamics of the Retailer-Supplier Relationship Report
In both retail and consumer-product-goods sectors, the gap between winners and losers widens every day. What is it about the winners that makes them more and more successful, extending their lead ever... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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From Offer to Order. Again. Article
Cloud Computing continues to generate new and innovative business opportunities, especially when combined with Marketing Automation, for the CEO, CFO, and Supply Chain, not just the Marketing Departme... (more information)
by By Barbara Angius Saxby, Accelent Consulting

Future Forward Logistics
Creating an Extended Global Enterprise
Report
As enterprises focus on perceived "core functions," more activities are outsourced to third party providers of goods and services. This extended supply chain of manufacturers of products-- from raw ma... (more information)
by Carla Frances Reed


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Going Global or Coming Home? Article
China's currency is in the news again as the EU and US try to deal with trade imbalances and their own flagging economies...... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

How a Legal Department Can Add Value - Part One Article
Cisco's legal department has taken steps to move from being a gatekeeper slowing things down to being a business enabler of faster cycle times for contract approvals and greater operational efficienci... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

How a Legal Department Can Add Value - Part Two Article
Cisco's legal department has taken steps to move from being a gatekeeper slowing things down to being a business enabler of faster cycle times for contract approvals and greater operational efficienci... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Hurricane Katrina Disaster Update
The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc.
Article
Whether you are an individual or a corporation, you can make a difference. Aidmatrix offers us a creative way to take part in the relief effort. ... (more information)


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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

It's Sixty Seven Shopping Days to Christmas Article
Don't hit that markdown button; Pricing Strategies for a Small Planet.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Keeping Your Brand's Promise: The Supply Chain -- Brand Connection Report
A strong brand drives market share, higher margins, and negotiating power in business relationships. But how many of us think about the key role supply chain plays in strengthening a brand? ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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Letter From the Editor Editorial
I think Wall Street Week should start inviting Supply Chain Professionals to their show! One smart statement by a Schwab executive was that 'good companies', i.e. brands, don't always make good stocks... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Managing Material Price Risk in the Supply Chain Article
Supply chain professionals are used to thinking about demand risk. Sophisticated tools are widely available for optimizing inventory and supply flexibility to manage demand uncertainty-but how about p... (more information)
by Thomas Olavson, Ph.D


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Managing Your Managed Service Provider Article
Lessons from American Eagle's devastating e-commerce site failure. ... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Midwest RFID Symposium Event
Join Ann Grackin and a host of RFID experts on March 3, 2005 for the MidWest RFID Symposium at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel & Convention Center in Kansas City.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Next Generation Best Practices in Managing Suppliers
Part 1: The Outcome Economy
Report
This is Part One of a four-part series of reports on the findings from ChainLink research into the next generation of best practices for managing supplier relationships. This research examined hundred... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


This research requires purchase or the purchase of a subscription. $99.00
Next Generation Best Practices in Managing Suppliers
Part 2: Lean Machine
Report
This is Part Two of a four-part series of reports on the findings from ChainLink research into the next generation of best practices for managing supplier relationships. The research examined hundred... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


This research requires purchase or the purchase of a subscription. $99.00
Next Generation Best Practices in Managing Suppliers
Part 3: The Inside Job
Report
Changing the Way Your Enterprise Organizes, Learns, and Relates to Suppliers and Partners.

Most sourcing and procurement executives instinctively focus on improving their processes, often usi
... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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Operational & Financial Risk in the Supply Chain Article
Every enterprise-private sector, government or non-profit-depends on a number of suppliers who can be deemed "critical" to the enterprise mission-if these suppliers do not provide the components or se... (more information)
by K. Dunlop Scott


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Outbound Channel Management
Managing and Expanding Customer-Facing Supply Chain Relationships
Report
Whether it's booking a flight or requesting the status of a flight, or checking the status of an order or placing a new order, the frustration we endure while doing business can become massive. We've ... (more information)
by Laura Faught


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Pandemic Preparedness for Businesses and their Supply Chains
Ensuring that Your Enterprise Survives
(and Thrives!) in the Pandemic
Report
We've all heard about the Pandemic - and every day another news story breaks as it looms closer on our horizon. However, most of the focus has been on the response of the government and individuals.... (more information)
by Laura Faught, Mary Lynne Seay


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Performance - Alignment with Strategy
2nd in the Performance Management Series
Article
In this Part Two in the series on Performance, Kate Vitasek continues the discussion on Performance. Here she points out keys on alignment between corporate strategy and supply chain goals.... (more information)
by Kate Vitasek

Predictive Demand Supply Article
If you're in the Supply Chain business, right up there with Newton's Law of Gravity stands Murphy's Other Law stipulating that Demand and Supply, if left to their own tendencies, will always tend to d... (more information)
by Lonnie Childs


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Production Planning Technology
Best Practices and technology evaluation
Report
Seeking low-cost labor markets has lead to increased cycle times, transportation costs and uncertainty in supply markets. That means that in order to maintain control and prevent surprises, each compo... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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RFID for Maritime Report

This report contains research into current and planned use of RFID in Maritime. In discussion with shippers, carriers, port operators and technology providers, the report covers these areas:
... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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RFID for the Customer Experience
The Next Wave for the Retailer and Consumer
Report

RFID can, if implemented correctly, have a significant impact on retail performance. This report takes a look at what is being done by some early adopters.

This report covers the type of RFID... (more information)
by Laura Faught


This research requires purchase or the purchase of a subscription. $99.00

RFID Hardware -
What You Must Know

Understanding and Selecting RFID Devices
Report

This report -- RFID Hardware -- is for two audiences. There is a primer for those who do not have RFID knowledge. Although we use the word primer, we think most people will still learn a bit... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

RFID in Clinical Settings
New Dimensions in the Chain of Care
Report
Authorities across the globe recognize the value of sharing patient and remedy data across a network of expert medical practitioners. The concept of "tele-medicine" has been positively received in sev... (more information)
by Carla Frances Reed


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

Share the Wealth: Extend Your Balanced Scorecard Across the Supply Chain Article
There is more than enough evidence that Balanced Scorecard delivers the results it promised. In fact, there is even a Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame, which includes some of the world's leading compan... (more information)
by Douglas Kent, Kathleen Geraghty


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Space: The Final Frontier
How Retailers Make Shelf Space Allocation Decisions
Article
In both retail and consumer goods sectors, the gap between winners and losers widens every day. What is it about the winners that make them more and more successful, extending their lead every quarter... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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Sprouting Online Democracy Article
The advance of internet technology is precipitating the democratic progress of China, and even helps create further social changes.... (more information)
by Lii Haibo


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Supplier Evaluation in the Automotive Supply Chain Whitepaper
This in-depth research asserts: automotive firms only have influence over their supplier's performance if they increase their efforts of cooperation and commitment in the links in their supplier relat... (more information)
by Carol Prahinski, W.C. Benton


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Supplier Performance Management -
Part 1
Article
How two top performing companies rate their suppliers, initiate and manage corrective action, and manage supplier performance across divisional boundaries.... (more information)
by 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 Risk and its Impact on Equity Volatility Report
In their definitive research, Kevin B. Hendricks, Professor of Operations and Information Technology in the School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University, and Vinod R. Singhal, DuPree... (more information)
by By Kevin Hendricks and Vinod Singhal


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Terra on a Tear Article
The holy grail of consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies (or any manufacturer, for that matter) is to become more responsive to customer demand while reducing inventory. Learn how new solutions such ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

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 Effect of Demand-Supply Mismatches on Equity Volatility
An Analysis of Different Types of Supply Chain Risks
Report
This paper documents the effect of demand-supply mismatches on long-run equity volatility by examining the volatility changes associated with three different types of supply chain risks: production ... (more information)
by Kevin B. Hendricks, Vinod R. Singhal*


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The Effect of Supply Chain Disruptions on Long-term Shareholder Value, Profitability, and Share Price Volatility Report
We continue to provide perspective on supply chain risks and their impact on shareholder value in this third report by Professors Singhal and Hendricks, who are the leaders in this aspect of supply ch... (more information)
by By Kevin Hendricks and Vinod Singhal


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The Future Logistics Enterprise
Roadmap to Transformation
Report
This paper will articulate and validate the Future Logistics Enterprise (FLE) vision and objectives for readers such as industry suppliers and partners, members of Congress, members of other governmen... (more information)


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The Impact of Practice and Policy on Performance Article
The performance of a firm-as an entity that determines its own destiny, yet participates in a larger supply chain and global economy-is intricately interwoven with its own internal practices and polic... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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The Interview: Talking with Terry Vavra and Tim Keiningham, coauthors of Loyalty Myths Article
One of the biggest challenges firms have is creating and sustaining customer loyalty. And for supply chain leaders or brand companies, working through their channel partners to achieve these goals can... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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The Next Phase of Supplier Performance Management in the Retail Industry Article
Supplier performance management in the mass merchandising market is undergoing a renaissance of sorts. Increasingly, retailers are deploying vendor scorecards as a means of better aligning their supp... (more information)
by Mark Jones


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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 People Factor: Accelerating Supply Chain Transformation through Education Article
The President of Stanley Tools once stated "I have discovered that our customers no longer want our products--they don't want drills...they want holes." That is a fitting introduction to this article ... (more information)
by Sree Hameed, Marc Escande


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The Third Paradigm Article
Over the last few years, we have evolved supply chain practices and systems from industrial age concepts to the information age; an age rich with connectivity and data. This has allowed us to change t... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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The Truth About VMI: Revelations and Recommendations Report
The high tech industry has experienced a striking shift from traditional replenishment processes to Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) replenishment for various products during the last decade. This has b... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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Transform the Total Chain Article
When we think about services, the arcane image of a repairman with a wrench comes to the mind, of those caught in the Pleistocene period (era when man first used tools, 2 million to 10,000 years ago).... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing Article
In today's twenty-first century global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing decisions of direct materials fall short.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath, Colin Kessinger


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Walmart Supplier Reliability Article
Walmart Supply Chain performance looked like artwork from The Little Prince, thus their Supplier Reliability program initiative...... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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