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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 Parallax View - Supply Chain Risk Management Report
We all know about outsourcing, longer leaner lines. The basic assumption is that somehow these supply chains perform better. And in some respects they do. But leaner chains take on more exposur... (more information)


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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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Always On
Peak Performance for Nonstop Businesses.
Report
Market Leaders across industries are disrupting the status quo, redefining their business models with new ways to connect with customers and fulfill their needs. They are managing and serving their cu... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

B2B Integration: Making Technology Decisions that Scale With Your Business Report
What are the strategic capabilities that businesses need to acquire as they grow to integrate with trading partners?... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Building a High-Performance Organization:
Results from ChainLink's 2011 Business Priorities Survey
Report
To download this report, scroll to the bottom of this page, login or register, and click the download button.

In ChainLink Research's 2011 Business Priorities Surv
... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath


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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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Business Priorities 2015: Part One
Where Will We Go from Here?
Report
Innovation on product, business models and new services tops goals for multiple industries in 2015.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Business Priorities 2015: Part Two
The Year of Innovation
Report
ChainLink's Business Priorities 2015 looks at the business as well as the technology priorities of today's professionals in Supply Chain. Part Two focuses on the technology priorities and challenges.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Changing the Game in Industrial Distribution Report
A new generation of industrial distributors is leveraging advanced technologies to transform their businesses.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Cold Chains are Hot! Revised
Mastering the Challenges of Temperature
Report
Tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides -- in responding to the needs of the victims of these natural disasters, the effective delivery of food, pharmaceuticals and life saving products are now in the spotli... (more information)
by Carla Reed


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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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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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Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders at the Crossroads Report
At the crossroads, many freight forwarders have some fundamental questions as they contemplate the road ahead. What will we provide our customers in the future? How can we continue to grow and win bus... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Demand Management in the Second Decade:
The Strategic View
Report
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 By Ann Grackin


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Demand Management:
Technology for Retailers
Report
A new demographic is shopping - across channels and across the globe - and they're getting their information from a myriad of sources: from the old familiar flyer inserts in the Sunday papers to mobil... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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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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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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Entrepreneurs Dog is Good and P.L.A.Y. take a Bite Out of the Pet Market Report
NetSuite enables young retailers and wholesalers to make a big impact in their markets.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

ERP Now!
Comparisons of Solution Providers and their 60+ ERP Products
Report
What a time for ERP! New solutions providers and merger mania have kept this market from being dull. And new technologies - social, mobile and cloud - are the must-have capabilities that keep soluti... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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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

From Complexity to Clarity Part Two - Mastering Today's Complex Supply Chains Whitepaper
In part two we explore the impacts that New Product Introduction and Inventory Strategy decisions have across the enterprise on Sourcing and Transportation teams.... (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 Enough to Eat Report
How SMB Food Companies Embrace Technology and Thrive.... (more information)
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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NetSuite Goes Natural Report
Natural, Organics and Nutraceuticals market is an emerging, exploding yet complex business. Read about these two young companies on the way up with cloud enablement.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

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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Pallet-level Monitoring for the Fresh Food Supply Chain Report
Freshness of produce is a key competitive battleground for grocers. The common practice is to monitor the temperature of the field, cooler, trailer, and warehouse. By instead monitoring the temperatur... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Performance Management Collection
Highlights from Parallax View Online Magazine
Report

To download this collection of four great articles on Performance Management, scroll down below to Login or Register at no cost (or click the download button, if already logged in).... (more information)
by By Bill McBeath, Kate Vitasek, Sree Hameed, and Mark Jones


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Predictive Demand and Supply Whitepaper
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 devices, will always tend to dive... (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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Reinventing Supply Chain Finance
Part 1: Holistic Supply Chain Finance
Report
Unlocking Strategic Value for Procurement, Supply Chain, and Finance Professionals.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Reinventing Supply Chain Finance
Part 2: Core Capabilities and Benefits
Report
Unlocking Strategic Value for Procurement, Supply Chain, and Finance Professionals.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

Reinventing Supply Chain Finance
Two Part Report
Report
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, 'holistic ... (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 in Pharmaceuticals
An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Report
The discussion has moved from if to how for many major pharmaceutical manufacturers. The barriers to adoption are down and the benefits are up. So you may have a good reason to look at ... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

RFID in Retail
Retail/Consumer Supply Chains & RFID
Report
RFID can help businesses create ways to see and sense - in real-time, all the time - product consumption, as well as evolve their offerings over time, to continue to meet the needs of an ever more sop... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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RFID Solutions
for Department of Defense Suppliers
Report
The Department of Defense recently embarked upon a vision for accelerating transformation of its logistics capabilities over the next five to ten years. The primary objective is ensuring consistent, r... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Risk Management Technology for the Supply Chain
Mini Report
Report
Cyber Security, Compliance, Privacy, Supply Chain, Import Security, Anti-Counterfeiting, Critical Infrastructures and scary threats like fraud and piracy, ID theft, fraudulent checks, skimmers, phishi... (more information)
by By Grackin, West, and the ChainLink Team


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Securing the Life Line
Mass Serialization Strategies for the Pharma Industries
Report
Six million counterfeit cosmetics/personal care products and 1.2 million foodstuffs and beverage products were seized at the European Union (EU) border in 2007. In addition, counterfeit medicines had ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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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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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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The Cost of Delay Report
What are the real costs and impacts of delays in technology decision-making? Companies take a long time evaluating software. They brood about ROI. But they rarely think about what it is costing them w... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

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 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 Merged Channel Nirvana
(Which is Awfully Close To The Merged Channel Nightmare)
Report
Merged Channel is a hot topic, catapulted by the suddenness of mobile popularity. Beyond the buzz, companies need to provide the right mix of services, messages, and pricing.

To create some
... (more information)
by The editors of StorefrontBacktalk and ChainLink


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The State of Supply Chain Education: Less Theory, More Practice Needed
Findings from ChainLink Research Survey on Supply Chain Education Requirements for 2011
Case Study
ChainLink Research recently conducted a survey on the state of supply chain education and needs for 2011. People feel lukewarm about how well we are doing in supply chain education. Are existing suppl... (more information)
by By Bill McBeth


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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 Without Us Report
Results from ChainLink's EDI Professionals survey.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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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

To Have or to Hold Report
Managing product portfolios to avoid SKU proliferation and gain profits.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Trends 2012 - Mobile Mania Report
The question is not, "Are we going mobile?" The question is, "How are we going to leverage it?" ... (more information)
by By Ann Grackin


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Trends in Healthcare / Life Sciences and Their Impact on Electronic Commerce Report
ACA and HIPAA standards mean big changes in electronic commerce in healthcare.

With healthcare costs soaring, administrative costs comprising a whopping 7% of healthcare expenses, and incre
... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Understanding Real-World ROI for RFID in Retail
Characteristics of Good Candidates for RFID
Report
RFID-enabled retail technology is rapidly gaining momentum in the retail market. There are now many proof points that retailers can realize significant improvements in inventory accuracy for selected ... (more information)
by Scot Stelter

Unifying the Private Fleet with Purchased Transportation Report
Achieving Lower Costs and Higher Service via Dynamic, Omni-Mode Integration of Private Fleet with For Hire Operations.

The perennial challenge
... (more information)
by Bill McBeath

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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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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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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Why Quality Consistency Matters Report
About 30% of harvested produce is wasted. The profitability of each player in the food chain is impacted by this inconsistent quality and control. There are tremendous opportunities to improve. Here w... (more information)
by Ann Grackin

Winning at Home Delivery Report
Home delivery is the new battlefront in retail. In this report we uncover the myths and the best practices across the globe.... (more information)
by Ann Grackin


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Winning the Freshness Wars: Creating Shopper Loyalty and Profitability in Retail Grocery Article
How end-to-end temperature monitoring improves produce quality, reduces waste, and increases customer satisfaction and profitability.... (more information)
by Bill McBeath


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