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12 Attributes of a Successful Business Continuity Plan Article
Question: What does a Business Continuity Plan have in common with a parachute?
Answer: When you find out that either doesn't work, it may be too late.
... (more information)
by By Michael J. Corby, CCP, PMP, CISSP

2010 New Years Resolution... for Your Supply Chain
Webinar Recording
Webinar
New Years is here. A time for reflection, confronting personal and organizational weaknesses, and making our commitments to improve. In our 2010 kickoff webinar recording, we share findings from our r... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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2012 - the Year of Uncertainty: Part Two Article
How can businesses deal with the uncertainties we face for 2012? We explore a broad array of very concrete strategies and practices for creating adaptable enterprises that can cope with extreme potent... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

2014? Where Could the Transportation Market Go? Article
Is the Transportation and Logistics software market capable of producing a company that has $500m in revenue? In the long run, it may be possible. Growth potential in this market exists, but achieving... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

A Current View of the Retail Supply Chain Article
Retail is in a dramatic transformative phase. Consumers' multi-channel access and shopping make multi/merged channel fulfillment the focus for retail. No more relegating supply chain to the backwaters... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

A Current View of the SaaS/Cloud Market in Supply Chain Article
As we end 2012, cloud in the supply-chain market is skyrocketing in growth . . .... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

A New Performance Standard for Passive RFID
Impinj Announces Monza 4 Next Generation RFID Tag
Article
RFID technology is not so passive these days. Impinj today announced their new Monza 4 Passive RFID chip, setting the bar for performance in RFID read range, RFID read reliability and speed, and low-c... (more information)
by Bill McBeath and Ann Grackin

Acsis Heads to 'Supply Chain 3.0' Article
Supply Chain complexity, outsourcing, and the complexity and speed of business processes, enhance the need for real-time visibility across the chain. This makes companies like Acsis an indispensable c... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Active RFID
Market, Solutions and Major Players
Report
Of all the RFID solutions in the marketplace today, Active RFID comprises one of the larger RFID market sectors of interest to major companies. Active RFID solutions are used in government, business a... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Application-Specific Mass-Market RFID Readers Article
In the past, the majority of fixed RFID readers were either your standard issue 4-port "one-size-fits-all" readers or, at the other end of the spectrum, customized for a very specific application such... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

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
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

Build It! Beyond the Application Article
How solution providers create platform-centric universes. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Collaboration Technologies: Part One - Convergence
Collaboration at the Cross Roads
Report
(This Three Part series is now combined into a Full Report available HERE.)

Lately,
... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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Connections 2017 Article
Supply chain professionals have continued to establish a consistent foundation of achievement using traditional technologies such as Demand Planning and S&OP. And today they are embracing their digita... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Consider Risk in Your Optimization Model Article
The job is not done for Supply Chain Network Optimization unless it moves from the theoretical to the actual physical supply chain, and designs the supply chain from the country of origin through tran... (more information)
by By Lucy West

Customer Conferences: Why They Matter Article
In our business, we attend dozens of customer conferences every year. With an arduous schedule that takes us from hearth and home, you would think we analysts would have become jaded or callous "seen... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

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

Demand Management in the Second Decade
The Strategic View - Part 1
Article
Demand Management has never been more important. From demand creation to marketing automation, demand forecasting, merchandising and assortment planning, collaboration with suppliers, and managing S&O... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Demand Management in the Second Decade - A Structured View - Part 3 Article
Demand Forecasting, Replenishment, Collaborative Forecasting and Replenishment, Marketing Automation, Demand Creation. These are all buzz words we have to address in a business context. Here we conclu... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Does Cloud Equal On Demand? Article
Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand, like a public utility.

Cloud, SaaS, O
... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

E2open Merges with Steelwedge: Demand/Supply Network Meets S&OP Article
E2open recently announced their merger with Steelwedge. This brings together a synergistic combination of E2open's multi-enterprise trading partner network, including its rich demand- and supply-side ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

ERP and Supply Chain Innovations for Retail at NRF 2016 Article
At this year's NRF show, we saw some especially innovative new developments from ERP and supply chain vendors, such as behavior-based segmentation, automated allocation and replenishment, new clientel... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

ERP Channels: Dead or Alive? Article
ERPs now in the cloud. What is the impact on traditional channels?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Food Traceability Research Poster Map of The Month

ChainLink has created a beautiful 48" X 36" poster summarizing the ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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Google Extends Search to Real-world in-store Retail Inventory for Shoppers Article
No longer content with merely providing the dominant search engine scouring and indexing every square millimeter of the web, Google just launched a new addition to their Google Product Search for mobi... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

GS1 Enters Product Recall Article
GS1, HP and Microsoft enter product recall space - but GS1 enters as a nonprofit. What is the impact to industry?... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

GT Nexus User Conference -- Bridges 2014 Article
Having attended my first Bridges in 2004 in San Francisco and seeing it again ten years later, it is impressive to see the growth. Ten years -- ten times the growth. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

High-Value Software and Solutions Lift Some RFID Providers Out of the Margin Crunch Article
The RFID system market is maturing, beyond just devices and physical implementation, to providing users with more complete solutions. The vendors who offer well-thought-out solutions, based on solid e... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

HighJump Jumps into Omni-channel Article
Acquisition of Nexternal ecommerce solution enhances competitiveness.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

How a New Generation Is Changing Enterprise Systems Article
The latest technology and updated UX/UI are needed to attract a new generation of supply chain professionals. But they are also benefitting everyday users.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Innovation in RFID Still on the Rise Article
RFID Live exhibitions go beyond hardware demonstration solutions. As the device market matures, the focus is on the business solutions, while electronics sets new records in performance.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

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

JDA Second Quarter - the Challenges Ahead Article
JDA executes in sales, but digesting the entire i2 legacy will be a challenging road ahead.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

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

JDA's Opportunity for Reinvention Article
With the RedPrairie merger and past acquisitions, JDA has amassed what is arguably the most powerful collection of supply chain planning and execution software on the planet. At their recent annual co... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Labor Management in the Cloud Article
Labor Management joins the Cloud with Next View's launch of On-Demand Subscription solution.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Location-Based Services Poised for Rapid Growth - Part 1 Article
For years, pundits have predicted that the market for Location-Based Services is about to take off. So far that has been mostly wishful thinking. But there are many signs that now the time really is r... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

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

Logility Customers Stay Connected Article
Updates from Logility Connections 2014.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

M&A Plays in Supply Chain Article
Ever-active with great ideas and great companies, the supply chain market is fertile ground for mergers and acquisitions. Here are some interesting deals that have occurred in the last few weeks.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Macy's Supply Chain and Shareholder Value Article
Supply Chain techniques have measurable impact on upside revenue and shareholder value, not just on cost cutting.... (more information)

Managing Supply Chain Risk
The Secure Supply Chain Technology Footprint -- Webinar Recording
Webinar
In this webinar, we probe beneath the surface on securing the supply chain and reducing risk to understand the real issues, how to address them, and what technologies are most effective.

You
... (more information)
by Speakers: Ann Grackin and Mike Corby


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Manhattan's Platform Journey Article
The central theme at Manhattan's recent annual conference, Momentum, was "Platform Thinking." It may sound boring, but actually there were some important developments announced.
... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Market-Driven Optimization Article
Running a supply chain network optimization may save you money on inventory or transportation costs, but does it help you make money and reduce risk? Companies need to think in terms of Market-Driven... (more information)
by By Lucy West - Contributing Author

News from SuiteWorld 2011: Part Two Article
Hear how wholesale distributors are using NetSuite to grow their businesses.... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

On Demand Now
How On Demand is Radically Changing the Enterprise Software Industry
Report
There is an end-user revolution going on. Enterprise Software customers are fed up with over-promising and under-delivering by vendors -- key functionality that was in the sales deck or demo but never... (more information)
by Neil Singhal & Bill McBeath


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Outcome Sourcing Part 2: Expressive Bidding™ Technology for Specifying Outcomes Article
One promising e-sourcing technology to support outcome sourcing is expressive bidding™. Reverse auctions evolved to allow evaluation of a broader set of requirements beyond material price, such a... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Reinventing Supply Chain Finance--Part 1: Holistic Supply Chain Finance Article
Procurement, supply chain, and finance professionals each have their own individual perspective on when, where, and how supply chain finance can be used. Here we take a broader perspective and approac... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Reinventing Supply Chain Finance--Part 2: Increasing Margins by Lowering Risk, Cost of Capital, and COGS Article
How holistic supply chain finance improves margins for buyers, lowers risk for lenders, and lowers the cost of capital for suppliers.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Reinventing Supply Chain Finance--Part 3: Continuity of Supply and Time-to-Market Article
Here we discuss how holistic supply chain finance can be used to improve supplier's health, accelerate time-to-market, and enable postponement of differentiation.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Reinventing Supply Chain Finance--Part 4: Foundational Requirements Article
Earlier in this series we looked at a new holistic approach to supply chain finance. Here we describe the underlying core capabilities required to implement this new approach.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Reinventing Supply Chain Finance--Part 5: Operational and Strategic Benefits Article
Implementing a holistic approach to supply chain finance, with a connected trading partner network, can yield operational improvements (beyond the financial benefits). These include reduction in error... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Retailer-Supplier Collaboration: Part One Report
As trading partners move beyond one-to-one collaboration, the Platform enables catatgory, carriers and customer insights in the trading network.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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Retailers and Their Brands Thrive on Technology Article
From Prada to American Eagle: from the edge of fashion to the middle, the brand, the fashion and the efficiencies come from technology investments.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

RFID for DoD Suppliers
Recording Playback of Module 1A (Segment 1)
Webinar

Understanding DoD RFID Policy and Data Requirements

  • What this session is about: This session is targeted to DoD Suppliers who are i... (more information)


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RFID for DoD Suppliers
Playback of Module 2A (Segment 3)
Webinar

Module Two - Understanding RFID Solutions

Session A: RFID Technology Basics
(segment 3)
... (more information)


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RFID for DoD Suppliers
Playback of Module 2B (Segment 4)
Webinar

Module Two - Understanding RFID Solutions

Session B: The Science Behind RFID (segment 4)... (more information)


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RFID for DoD Suppliers
Module 3A

ChainLink eLearning Recording
Webinar
Module Three - Getting Started

Session A: Understanding the DoD Supply Chain (segment 5)

Have you ever wondered how the DoD manages to move all the necessary supplies to the war... (more information)


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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 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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RFID in the Supply Chain Article
This month we have a contribution by Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman of IDTechEX out of the UK. Peter has shared with us some different perspectives on RFID and its evolution and growth in the Supply Chai... (more information)
by Dr. Peter Harrop

RFID Searches for a Home on the Range Article
While the use of RFID to track livestock is fertile ground for humor, the story in this arena plays out all the issues inherent in any large scale Business Process Improvement (BPI) project but colore... (more information)
by Lonnie Childs

RFID Sector Still Attracting Investments and Diverse Projects Article
In spite of disillusionment about the RFID sector over the past couple of years (mostly by those who were swept up in the earlier wave of hype), the RFID Market is still receiving investments, such as... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

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

SaaS vs. Licensed Software
How to Choose What's Right for Your Needs
Article
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Application Service Providers (ASP), and traditional licensed models are all available today. Selecting the right software application involves evaluating not only the f... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

SAP goes after Sybase Article
Database play? I hardly think so. Sybase is a mobile innovator.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

SAP Making Strides in Procurement and Supply Chain: Part One Article
Highlights from the SAP Insider conference on interesting and innovative new developments in their procurement and supply chain capabilities. ... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

SAP Updates Article
The Week of SAPPHIRE NOW: SAP, in many ways, not the same ole ERP.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Sensor Networks and Real-time Locating Systems Article
The MIT RFID and Sensor SIG had something for every generation of futurists, from "social tribing" to manufacturing locating systems.... (more information)
by By Tom Coyle

Single Version of the Truth
The Journey to a Unified Supply Chain
Report
The accurate and timely sharing of strategy, planning, and execution information across the end-to-end supply chain has become critical. The elimination of trade barriers, and the move to massive outs... (more information)
by Carla Reed, Bill McBeath, Ann Grackin


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Six Steps to Get Your S&OP in High Gear Whitepaper
Sales and Operations Planning has been talked about for over two decades, yet enterprises are having their challenges. Learn from those who are mastering S&OP. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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Small Can Be Smarter Article
Domain Leaders in Supply Chain may just have the edge.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Supply Chain Definitions for Demand Management
Requirements and Definitions for Supply Chain applications
Article
Beyond the definitions, context and references for these terms.... (more information)
by ChainLink Research

Supply Chain Finance Networked Platforms: Financing Services
Supply Chain Platform Series: Part 2C
Article
Various forms of supply chain financing have been around for centuries. The use of networked platforms is a much more recent trend that enables dramatic reductions in the cost of capital compared with... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Supply Chain Financial Network Platforms: Invoicing and Payment
Supply Chain Platform Series: Part 2A
Article
Network platforms that integrate trading partners, logistics processes, and visibility have enabled bold new approaches to payments and financing for participants in the supply chain. ... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Supply Chain Financial Network Platforms: Trade-Logistics-Visibility
Supply Chain Platform Series: Part 2B
Article
Network platforms that integrate transportation carriers, shippers, consignees, and 3PLs can do more than provide transportation and logistics services. The connectivity and end-to-end visibility they... (more information)
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 Solutions--Foundation for the Omnichannel Revolution Article
Highlights of what we learned at NRF's annual conference from providers of supply chain planning and optimization, IoT and RFID, omnichannel and order management, global logistics, PLM, and Geographic... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

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

Technology Adoption--Rethinking the Model Report
ChainLink's Technology Adoption Model offers fresh perspectives on how technology matures and why some solutions are adopted, while others languish. Existing models generally focus on the point of vie... (more information)
by Ann Grackin and Bill McBeath


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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 Mobile Supply Chain Market: Preparing for Takeoff Article
The merger of Airclic and AirVersent, two leaders in vertical industry/process-specific mobile supply chain applications, is a sign of the maturing of mobile platforms and the beginning of a strong gr... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

The Single-Platform Option in Transportation Systems Article
TMS solutions can be created through assembling modules or a single platform. What is a TMS single platform? ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

The Value of Supply Chain Solutions Article
The supply chain market continues to grow, but is changing in the types of technology that users are interested in and the value they require...... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

The Voice Article
At Connections 2015--The Voice of Supply Chain Success, we heard from Logility executives about new directions, a younger workforce, and a new generation of technologies.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

The World of Integration--Part Three: Innovators and Innovations Article
Integration is an evolving field, blending data, things and people across systems, mobile devices and the web. Over thirty systems and some important innovations are included in this article.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Transportation Systems Redefined Article
The transportation technology market has an array of offerings, but they are not the same.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Trends 2012 - From Free to Fee Article
Free software is taking over the market, but at a price . . . ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

U.S. Importers Face Fines and Delays in July
6 Tips to Help Companies Avoid Hardship
Article
After July 1, 2010, the CBP (Customs and Border Patrol) will start issuing significant financial penalties and increasing holds and inspections on shipments not complying with ISF (10+2). This article... (more information)
by By Matt Gersper, contributing author

University Business Collaboration - The Future of Technology? Article
Smart phones, clean energy, energy independence, disruptive technologies, emerging markets, and the economic restructuring of the world - who will be the players in all that? ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Walmart's Virtual Mirror Article
Shoppers can scan the barcode of makeup in the store, take a picture of themselves, and see how the makeup they selected looks on them in a digital mockup rendition. Increased sales, reduced shrink, a... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Warehouse Management Technology
Technology for the Second Decade
Report
This report covers what warehouses do today, special challenges of warehouse integration (such as multi-channel retail, global sourcing, risk management, logistics networks, and 3PLs challenges), a fr... (more information)


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Wheelers and Dealers in Supply Chain Solutions for 2012 Article
In the quest for ever bigger companies and broader footprints that integrate more processes, we're seeing mega M&A deals in supply chain and retail solutions this year, enabling investors to cash in. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin and Bill McBeath

Who Owns Service? Article
The service management solutions marketplace may be up for grabs. Who is the natural owner of this market? And who can make it finally take off?... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Will TMS Swallow the Supply Chain? Article
Descartes and GT Nexus announcements, along with E2open and Amber Road strategies, lead to an interesting hypothesis.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

WMS Technology Part Two: SaaS in the Warehouse Article
Well, actually, it's not in the Warehouse. SaaS WMS Solutions show Market Momentum.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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