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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 -- Published 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Next issue Nov 15


ERP for the SMB - The Report

By Ann Grackin                                         Tuesday, November 1, 2011

ERP websites that purport to give you a list of the ‘top ten,’ or only list ERP leave us cold. So, here we are writing, for you, a new ERP for SMB buyers!
[ Read: ERP for the SMB - The Report ]

Baker Hughes Automates Procure-to-Pay: Part One
By Bill McBeath                                                                                           Tuesday, November 1, 2011

How this major oilfield service firm automates their procure-to-pay interactions with suppliers. [ Read: Baker Hughes Automates Procure-to-Pay: Part One ]

Desirable
By Ann Grackin                                                                                           Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ten things you should know if you are seeking an investment. [ Read: Desirable ]

Featured Insights above.  Headlines and Commentary follow below.
Technology
Cold Chain: A Story of Integration
Solution Providers discuss integration to provide end-to-end Cold Chain Management and traceability - from seed to consumer.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011   -   Read: Cold Chain: A Story of Integration

 
Supply Chain News
Demanding Times: Part Five - Consumption-based Forecasting
Forecasts are better off based on end-user consumption, rather than retailer orders. Suppliers need to stop asking what will the retailer order from us and start asking what should the retailer order from us, in order to meet actual end-consumer demand.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011   -   Read: Demanding Times: Part Five - Consumption-based Forecasting

 

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