Best practices, technology, and new takes on critical business topics from ChainLink Research
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 -- Published 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. (Next issue TBD.)


Retailer-Supplier Collaboration:
Part One (report)

By Ann Grackin                                        Tuesday, December 6, 2011

As trading partners move beyond one-to-one collaboration, the Platform enables catatgory, carriers and customer insights in the trading network.
[ Read: Retailer-Supplier Collaboration report ]

Supply Chain Financial Network Platforms: Trade-Logistics-Visibility
Supply Chain Platform Series: Part 2B
By Bill McBeath                                                                                     Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Network platforms that integrate transportation carriers, shippers, consignees, and 3PLs can do more than provide transportation and logistics services. The connectivity and end-to-end visibility they provide offers the potential to reduce risks and transaction costs for banks and other lenders, lowering the cost of capital and increasing velocity across the supply chain. [ Read: Supply Chain Financial Network Platforms: Trade-Logistics-Visibility ]

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Technology
Overcoming the Challenges of Moving to Centralized Procurement
How one of the worlds largest mining companies, Anglo-American, transformed from a highly decentralized procurement governance model to a centralized model--and how they overcame the myriad human, political and change management challenges along the way.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011   -   Overcoming the Challenges of Moving to Centralized Procurement

Compliance Rocks?
Compliance reduces friction and cost in the supply chain: Lessons from the Vendor Compliance Federation.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011   -   Compliance Rocks?

ERP for the SMB - The Report
Not a Top Ten ERP report, but real advice on selecting an ERP.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011   -   Read: ERP for the SMB - The Report

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