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Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Demand Means Customer. Can I repeat that again?

By Ann Grackin                                         Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Rechurning history won't get you there. You need data and analytics. So, DemandTec acquired ASI.
[Read: Demand Means Customer. Can I repeat that again?]

2011 Supply Chain Education Survey Findings Part One
By Bill McBeath                                                                                   Tuesday, January 11, 2011

ChainLink Research conducted a survey on the current state of supply chain education and needs for 2011. Our research showed the need for less theoretical, more practical education, and other significant findings as well. [Read: Supply Chain Education Pt1]

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Supply Chain News
Demand Management Technology for Retailers
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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 mobile marketing and social networks.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011   -   Read: Demand Management Technology for Retailers


Predictive Demand and Supply
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 diverge and get you into trouble. Here's what to do about it.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011  -   Read: Predictive Demand and Supply


Wholesale Distributors Meet 21st Century Challenges
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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 internet has increased the importance of, and the challenges for, this critical link in the global value chain. This has driven the Wholesale Distributor to get creative with new services and to reach new markets.
Tuesday, January, 2011   -   Read: Wholesale Distributors Meet 21st Century Challenges


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