Best practices, technology, and new takes on critical business topics from ChainLink Research
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 -- Published twice monthly. Next issue October 10.
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Turning Conflict Minerals Law Compliance into a Competitive Advantage
By Bill McBeath Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank requires public companies to disclose their use of ‘conflict minerals.' Here is a roadmap to successful, economical compliance with environmental/content regulations and other design-for-X requirements.
[ Read: Turning Conflict Minerals Law Compliance into a Competitive Advantage ]
Sensor Networks and Clouds—a Perfect Union
By Ann Grackin Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Sensors, RFID, and Geospatial applications make really smart clouds.
[ Read: Sensor Networks and Clouds—a Perfect Union ]

Supply Chain Risk Solutions: A Market Overview
By Bill McBeath Tuesday, September 17, 2013
As critical as supply chain risk management has become, the market for solutions in this area is still emerging and evolving. Solutions are incredibly diverse and wide-ranging. Here we establish a framework for the market and examine the segments, functionality, and players.
[ Read: Supply Chain Risk Solutions: A Market Overview ]

Featured Insights above.  Headlines and Commentary follow below.
Technology
RFID in Pharmaceuticals—An Idea Who's Time has Come
Traceability in the Life Sciences Chain.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013   -   RFID in Pharmaceuticals—An Idea Who's Time has Come

Risk Management—The Pharmaceutical Industry
Library of relevant topics on Cold Chain, Serialization and Traceability.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013   -   The Pharmaceutical Industry

Winning the Freshness Wars
Reducing risk and increasing shopper loyalty and revenues in the food industry go hand in hand.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013   -   Winning the Freshness Wars
Supply Chain News
Thinking Anew—Transform Your Supply Chain Using Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization
Multi-Echelon Inventory planning is key to manage risk.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013   -   Transform Your Supply Chain Using Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization

Co-Managing Supplier Risk
The Challenges of Managing Supplier Risks.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013   -   Co-Managing Supplier Risk

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