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Thursday, January 6, 2022 -- Published once each month.

Thriving in the Age of Uncertainty—
Part One

A Framework for Achieving Supply Chain Resilience in 2022
By Bill McBeath Thursday, January 6, 2022
The past two years have brought nearly uninterrupted volatility, disruption, and uncertainty, which we expect to continue for the foreseeable future. How individuals and companies deal with this ongoing unpredictability will determine their mental, physical, and financial health in 2022 and beyond. Here we provide a framework for companies to thrive in this new age of uncertainty. [ Read: Thriving in the Age of Uncertainty—Part One ]
The Fed’s Forecasting Fix
Supply Chain’s Increasingly Important Role in Monetary Policymaking
By Bill McBeath Thursday, January 6, 2022
The Fed’s balancing act (growth/full employment vs. inflation) requires them to forecast where the economy is headed. The state of national and global supply chains is an increasingly important piece of that puzzle. [ Read: The Fed’s Forecasting Fix ]

B2B Communications—Part Two: Streamlining Commercial Processes, Logistics/Global Trade, and Product Management
By Ann Grackin Thursday, January 6, 2022
We look at digitization of order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, global trade, product management, and logistics processes. [ Read: B2B Communications—Part Two ]

Agile Demand-Supply Alignment—Part 3E: Solution Assessments
Infor Nexus: Mature End-to-end Global Trade, Logistics, and Finance Platform
By Bill McBeath Thursday, January 6, 2022
We assess Infor Nexus, an end-to-end multi-party networked platform for global trade, with visibility throughout the purchase-to-pay process. [ Read: Agile Demand Supply—Part 3E ]

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