Best practices, technology, and new takes on critical business topics from ChainLink Research
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011 -- Published 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.-- Next issue July 19.
Have a great Independence Day Holiday !

Food for Thought: The Produce Supply Chain Challenge

By Ann Grackin                                                Tuesday, June 21, 2011

So you think you have supply chain challenges? How about daily price volatility and losses in transportation of up to 20%? Discussions with FoodLink Online, InfinityQS, AFS and Intelleflex. [Read: Food for Thought]

Manhattan’s Total Cost-to-Serve
By Bill McBeath                                                                                                  Tuesday, June 21, 2011

One of the more interesting sessions at Manhattan’s 2011 conference was on their Total Cost-to-Serve offering. Organizations looking for ways to increase profitability may want to take a look. [Read: Manhattan's Total Cost-to-Serve]

Featured Insights above.  Headlines and Commentary follow below.
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
B. Braun's Implementation of SRM 7; Sapphire Part Two
B. Braun’s implementation of SAP SRM 7.0 demonstrates that results need not take a long time when you allow opportunities for contribution wherever the talent exists across the organization.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011   -   Read: Sapphire Part 2: B. Braun's Implementation of SRM 7

Supply Chain News
Cold Chains Are Hot
Our Cold Chain report is still timely:
Temperature Monitoring and Control Across the Supply Chain.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011   -   Read: Cold Chains Are Hot report

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