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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Supplier Performance Management Part 2

By Bill McBeath                                                Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A mini-case study on one manufacturer that integrates supplier scorecard data with operational and planning data from across their business units. They have not only been able to improve supplier performance, but have found other benefits as well. [Read Supplier Performance Management]

University Business Collaboration - The Future of Technology?
By Ann Grackin                                                                                                  Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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? [Read University Business Collaboration]

Featured Insights above.  Headlines and Commentary follow below.
Cloudforce 2010: San Jose, June 22
Social Networks, iPads, mobile apps, Motorola, Dell’s new Android mobile, and Chatter highlight’s Cloudforce conference.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010     ChainLink Commentary
Into the Clouds: MIT Cloud Panel - Part 2
Hybrid environments (cloud + on-premises) will be a reality for decades to come. Tools which manage environments that mix together legacy infrastructure (e.g. data centers, licensed applications) with cloud infrastructure are discussed.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010     ChainLink Commentary

Supply Chain News
Walmart Supplier Reliability
Walmart Supply Chain performance looked like artwork from The Little Prince, thus their Supplier Reliability program initiative...
Tuesday, June 29, 2010     ChainLink Commentary
Government & Global Trade
Going Global or Coming Home
China’s currency is in the news again as the EU and US try to deal with trade imbalances and their own flagging economies.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010     ChainLink Commentary
Demand Management Technology for Manufactures

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