Best practices, technology, and new takes on critical business topics from ChainLink Research
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 -- Published 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Next issue June 21


Demand Better for Demand Management

By Ann Grackin                                               Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Highlights from DemandTec User Conference.
[Read: Demand Better for Demand Management]

2011 Supply Chain Risk Survey Results: Part Three
By Bill McBeath                                                                                             Tuesday, June 7, 2011

How companies are managing risks across multiple tiers, as well as the secondary (indirect) effects of events on the ground.
[Read: 2011 Supply Chain Risk Survey Results: Pt3]

Sapphire 2011 Highlights: Part One
By Bill McBeath                                                                                                Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Among the many sessions from SAP's annual conference, we highlight SAP's new Supplier InfoNet and one of their customer's implementation of SRM 7.0.
[Read: Sapphire 2011 Highlights Pt1]

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Technology
Collaboration at the Crossroads:
Collaboration Technology Convergence
Parts One, Two and Three now combined into The Full Report

In this report, we develop a description of the collaboration suite. Other research reports are more focused on the segments, and surely, that is important. But at ChainLink, we have always been more focused on the questions: What do I use this for? What problems does it solve? What is a complete solution?
Tuesday, May 17, 2011   -   Read: Collaboration at the Crossroads Report
 
Twitter Founder Pushing Ahead with Mobile Payment
The US is behind in mobile payment, not that the demand is not there!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011   -  Read: Twitter Founder Pushing Ahead with Mobile Payment.
 
News from SuiteWorld 2011: Part Two
Hear how wholesale distributors are using NetSuite to grow their businesses.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011   -   Read: News from SuiteWorld 2011: Pt2.


Supply Chain News
Kiva Cuts the Ribbon on New Facility in Massachusetts
With so much talk about off-shoring, it's nice to see building up of jobs and facilities in the US. The US overall has seen an increase of 9% in output and 13% job recovery in the manufacturing sector. Firms like KIVA support that positive trend.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011   -   Read: Kiva Cuts the Ribbon on New Facility in Massachusetts.
 
Government & Global Trade
Are We Living in a State of Denial?
Global economic woes aside, we might have a solution for US economic growth, if we can get a fresh look at policy.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011   -   Read: Are We Living in a State of Denial?
 
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