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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 -- Published 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Next issue April 19th.


Black Swan? Hardly! Revolutions and Tsunamis Come and Go!

By Ann Grackin                                       Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Unpredictability of events misses the point in Risk Management.
[Read: Black Swan? Hardly! Revolutions and Tsunamis Come and Go!]

2011 Supply Chain Orchestration: Part Three - Multi-Tier Procurement
By Bill McBeath                                                                                  Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Learn how Ford coaxes many of the benefits of vertical integration out of their multi-tier supply chain by buying steel on behalf of their entire supply chain.
[Read: 2011 Supply Chain Orchestration: Pt3 - Multi-Tier Procurement]

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Webinar: Learn How Cloud Solutions Enable Wholesale Distributors' Scalable Growth

Technology
Collaboration Technologies Report: Part One
Collaboration messaging is so overused, I am afraid it will ruin a really important market.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011  -   Read: Collaboration Technologies Pt1
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SAP Making Strides in Procurement and Supply Chain: Part One
Highlights from the SAP Insider conference on interesting and innovative new developments in their procurement and supply chain capabilities.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011  -   Read: SAP Making Strides in Procurement and Supply Chain: Pt1

Supply Chain News
Six Steps to Get Your S&OP in High Gear
Sales and Operations Planning has been talked about for over two decades, yet enterprises are having their challenges. Learn from those who are mastering S&OP.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011  -   Read: Six Steps to Get Your S&OP in High Gear

 
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