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Supply Chain Market--continued Article
We take a look at the role of purpose-driven supply chain platforms in attaining Omni-channel.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

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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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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2011 Supply Chain Orchestration: Part Four - Multi-Tier Procurement Article
Ford buys steel for its entire supply base. In the process, it has been able to rationalize the materials specifications for all of that steel resulting in consolidated spend, more efficient use of in... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

2011 Supply Chain Orchestration: Part One Article
For some companies, managing only their immediate suppliers is not sufficient. Brand owners whose reputation and competitiveness is on the line for the performance and social compliance of the whole c... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

2011 Supply Chain Orchestration: Part Three - Multi-Tier Procurement Article
Throughout much of its history, Ford was a vertically integrated company, owning its own supply chain assets all the way back to raw materials facilities such as steel mills and rubber plantations. An... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

2011 Supply Chain Orchestration: Part Two Article
One important way that Supply Chain Orchestrators manage multiple tiers is sourcing and buying on behalf of their suppliers. Learn how and why that is done. ... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

2016 -- A Year of Change Article
Supply chain and technology hot spots for 2016.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

A Story of Vinyl Article
Digital Supply Chain Story in the Music Industry.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Advanced Pool Distribution: Part One--How Pool Distribution Works Article
Pool distribution is a key part of the equation for retailers trying to achieve excellence in store replenishment and omnichannel fulfillment, at the lowest costs. In part one of this series, we exami... (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

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

Beyond Tools . . .
ToolsGroup Offers Solutions
Article
ToolsGroup, not content to solve one big problem for CPG companies, is ready to conquer the next . . . What we learned from the ToolsGroup User Forum. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

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

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

Channel Management Is the Best of Collaboration... and Employee Management
Part One
Article
Channel partner relationship management requires the best in marketing, sales, and human resources.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

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

Closing the Gap in Adoption Article
Users buy a lot of Transportation Management technology, but do they use it?... (more information)
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 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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Collaboration vs. Transactions Article
Lessons from eBay, Facebook, LinkedIn and other Social Networks - What traditional business management can learn from Social Networks. ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Congestion? Headache? The Flu? No. It's the Port of LA. Article
Although retailers cry foul about labor, the real issue is business process change. What can and is being done about port congestion?... (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

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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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

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
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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Demand Means Customer. Can I repeat that again? Article
Rechurning history won't get you there. You need data and analytics. So, DemandTec acquired ASI.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Descartes Scores More Points in the Visibility Game with Acquisition of MacroPoint Article
Lack of precision to create reliable outcomes plagues the logistics process. With zeal and lots of money, companies are trying to plug the hole in visibility with a huge array of systems and technolog... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Dimensions of Inventory Management
Holistic Strategies for a Volatile World
Article
Critical dimensions to mastering inventory, including understanding product characteristics/lifecycle, business model, risk, and more.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Focus on JDA Article
Highlights and observations about JDA's direction and the JDA Focus 2013 conference. ... (more information)
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

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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Good Old Natural Gas... the 'Next Big Thing' in Energy? Article
Natural gas seems to be in the headlines everywhere recently. From T. Boone Pickens's plan to Exxon's proposed merger with U.S. natural-gas producer XTO Energy Inc., to Xcel Energy Inc.'s plan to move... (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

Inflation Low in Europe, China, U.S. and Elsewhere, but with Differing Consequences Article
Inflation rates remain low globally, but with varying impact, depending on each country's current rate of economic growth and other factors. The IMF is urging higher inflation, but this is unlikely t... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Kohl's - Another Retailer Demonstrates Value from Technology Article
Kohl's markdown optimization technology, Merchandise and Assortment, and Customer Segmentation strategies help them achieve growth and shareholder value.... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Managing Risk is Not Just Child's Play Article
After Cheung Shu-hung (appropriately named by unsuspecting parents) was found hung in the warehouse where tainted Mattel products were made, one realizes the high stakes in managing a global supply ch... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

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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Managing the Digital Time Zone Article
Suppliers are generally burdened with some extraordinary time scales when they 'own' the product. Recently, outsourcing and other procurement strategies have reduced these financial touch points. But ... (more information)
by By Paul Miller

Manhattan's Total Cost-to-Serve Article
One of the more interesting sessions at Manhattan's 2011 conference was on their Total Cost-to-Serve offering. Organizations looking for ways to increase profitability may want to take a look.... (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

Marketing Automation - Part 2
What It Is and What It Should Be
Article
What is Marketing Automation, and who will smash the traditional market concepts of marketing and sales solutions?... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

Material Handling and Logistics Conference Flies High in Wasatch Mountains Article
Last week I attended the MHLC in the mountains in Utah. The higher altitude must have gone to everyone's heads, since I have to say, the topics discussed were timely, on target, and often profound. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Mini Report: Nothing Happens Without the Data Article
With RFID on the horizon, firms have the opportunity to improve their business information. However, in the Supply Chain we have a long way to go. In this mini report, the causes and costs of poor dat... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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

NAFTA--Supply Chain at Risk? Article
With withdrawal from the TransPacific Partnership and threats of withdrawal from NAFTA, enterprises and employees should reach out to their congress members and let them know how they feel. The stakes... (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


This research requires purchase or the purchase of a subscription. $99.00
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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One Network Launches Global Logistics Gateway Article
The competitive stakes have changed for shippers over the last few years with customer expectations mounting. Logistics is not an afterthought, but a core, essential part of the brand. Omnichannel, ou... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

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


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


This research requires purchase or the purchase of a subscription. $99.00
Pandemic Preparedness Resources
Tools for Business and Individuals to Proactively and Rationally Prepare for the Pandemic
Article

Playing the Beer Game with JDA Article
The Beer Game provides supply chain planners with the opportunity to see how Flowcasting can improve supply chain performance and increase their competitiveness in consumer markets. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

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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Radically Rethinking Supply Chains in Life Sciences Article
A Case for Change in Healthcare Supply Chains.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Reducing Risk in Global Life Sciences Supply Chains Whitepaper
Estimates on the effects of counterfeit trade exceed two hundred billion dollars (US), and inspections across the world cost billions. Yet only a very few shipments are actually inspected. This issue ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Responsive Supply Chains Thru Flexible Warehouses Article
The benefits of more responsive supply chains are understood, but creating agile processes , especially for warehouses, to improve Customer experience can be a challenge. Several new technologies have... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin

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 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

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

ROI Thoughts on Product Integrity Article
In the months to come, we promise to delve more into the issues associated with supply chain vulnerability and risk - how to mitigate it.

But contemplate these examples. These are not wild
... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Smart and Serialized Article
Architecting Serialization and Cold Chains for Food and Pharma. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Sourcing in Times of Uncertainty Article
Sourcing and procurement professionals are used to dealing with large swings in demand and supply. But the highs and lows created by the recent bubble and recession were difficult for even the most ad... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Speed Bumps in Global Transportation TMS 2014 Article
A tug of war exists between the market requirements for speed and what the logistics network can deliver. ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Supply Chain & Logistics Puerto Rico Event
Supply Chain & Logistics Puerto Rico Conference & Exhibition will bring Puerto Rico's supply chain and logistics professionals together to source solutions and technology for their procurement, invent... (more information)

Supply Chain
New Year's Resolutions
Article
New Year's resolutions: How many of you actually make them, and more importantly, how many of you make them and then figure out how or have the resolve to keep them? I don't make or keep them -- too... (more information)
by Laura Faught

Supply Chain Challenges and Innovative Solutions for Federal Civilian Agencies

WEBINAR
Event
Don't Miss This Free Live Webinar hosted by SAVI Technology.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 1:00-2:00 pm EST and available afterward on demand.

... (more information)
by Speakers: Ann Grackin and David Shannon

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 Networks--a Shift in Power in the Relationships Article
Supply Chain Network: technology provider or business partner?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Supply Chain Orchestrators and Federated Business Models Collection
The following articles and presentations cover the concepts of the Federated Enterprise and the role of the Supply . . .... (more information)

Supply Chain Renaissance Article
Supply Chain inter-enterprise platforms support end-to-end transactions and collaboration.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

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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Supply Chain's Christmas Checklist Report
This document is designed to provide an across-supply-chain 'checklist' of practices and actionable suggestions to tune your supply chain for better performance, to deal with volatile and seasonal cha... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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The Big Crunch: Price Pressures and Big Changes in Healthcare and Life Science Supply Chains - Part One Article
Life Science's transformation is being driven by price pressures, healthcare reform, emerging markets, and other factors, disrupting the traditional value chain relationships and business models. We d... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

The Big Crunch: Price Pressures and Big Changes in Healthcare and Life Science Supply Chains - Part Two Article
A major component of Life Science's transformation is the move to sell more into emerging markets. These have tremendous challenges around logistics, counterfeits, and (above all) extremely low price ... (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 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 Holidays Are Here. So Where Is Your Omni Strategy Now?: Part Two Article
Today's customer is 24/7, so Omni-channel has to be responsive to this new reality. Solving the challenges of Omni-channel will require an always-on supply chain with new skills, talent and technology... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

The Journey to Visibility Report
Technology market landscape report on visibility solutions.

Control Tower is a Myth, but we can achieve greater visibility, responsiveness and resiliance. This report compares major supply ch
... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

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


This research requires purchase or the purchase of a subscription. $99.00
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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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 Report
The topic of integration has been considered more of a hindrance, necessary evil, or afterthought in supply chain. Enterprise software companies who once pitched that you would "never need anything el... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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The World of Integration--Part One: Necessary Nuisance or Enabler? Article
The topic of integration has been considered more of a hindrance, necessary evil, or afterthought in supply chain. Enterprise software companies who once pitched that you would "never need anything el... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

The World of Integration--Part Two: Market Segments Article
In The World of Integration--Part Two we revise and define the integration market with an orientation towards supply chain applications. Business processes are becoming more click and connected betwee... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

The Year of the Last Mile Article
Demand-driven supply chains, new customer service models, and Omni-channel/free delivery are all driving up the cost of transportation. So what does last mile really cost?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Thinking Anew - Transform Your Supply Chain Using Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization Report
Today's business executives understand that their competitive advantage depends on their supply chains. Yet often they do not have adequate views or the technology to properly tune the chain, missing ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Transparency, Compliance and Ethics are Needed in the Global Supply Chain Whitepaper
With the Dodd-Frank Act's conflict minerals legislation coming into effect, many companies are working hard to create ethical frameworks in their supply chains. Supply Chain Brain recently highlighted... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Transportation Solutions Highlights - Defining the Center of Gravity Article
Deciding what is the next stage in the journey for transportation solution providers takes some calculus...... (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

Urgency for Supply Chain Resilience:
Results from ChainLink's 2011 Supply Chain Risk Survey
Report
For over a decade now, we (and others) have been talking about the importance of supply chain resilience. Considering how devastating disruptions can be to the brand, shareholder value, competitivene... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath


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Walmart Takes Over Their Inbound Logistics: Tactical Change or Sea Change? Article
Walmart plans to increasingly take over inbound freight from their suppliers. How will this impact suppliers' cost of doing business and freight management? Will other retailers follow suit?... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath

Who Owns the Supply Chain Market? Article
M&As, recent funding, and outright acquisitions make the supply chain market an interesting place to be. But unlike ERP, there are more public companies and still plenty of startups in supply chain. T... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Wholesale Distributors
Meeting 21st Century Challenges
Report
Wholesale Distributors represent approximately $4 trillion in trade, just in the US, alone! They are a powerful segment of every economy. The speed of business and increased competition powered by the... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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