Best practices, technology, and new takes on critical business topics from ChainLink Research
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011-- Published 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.
             Next issue Thursday, September 8, after Labor Day.


ERP for the SMB: Part One - Growing into ERP

By Ann Grackin                             Tuesday, August 16, 2011

As small businesses grow and they address their processes and complexities, they need technology to be there for them. [ Read: ERP for the SMB: Part One ]

Demanding Times: Part One - A Best Practice Framework for Managing Demand
By Bill McBeath                                                                                 Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Demand management is not just about creating a better forecast (though that is critical). It is discovering new markets, creating a supply chain architected around your customers' needs, growing demand, and ultimately fulfilling demand and closing the loop with your customers. [ Read: Demanding Times: Part One ]

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Technology
Collaboration in Practice: Part Three - What About the Customer?
Ultimately collaboration exists to serve the customer. Here we discuss new ways to bring the customer's voice into collaborative processes.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011   -   Read: Collaboration in Practice: Part Three - What About the Customer?

 
Supply Chain News
Risk Management: Lessons Learned from Manufacturers
Cisco and ImpactFactor, leaders in SCRM, provide insights into risk management.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011   -   Read: Risk Management - Lessons Learned from Manufacturers

 

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