Best practices, technology, and new takes on critical business topics from ChainLink Research
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Tuesday June 24, 2014 -- Published twice monthly.
 
NetSuite Goes Natural
By Ann Grackin Tuesday June 24, 2014
Natural, Organics and Nutraceuticals market is an emerging, exploding yet complex business. Read about these two young companies on the way up with cloud enablement.
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Direct Materials P2P—Part 3: Receiving, Invoicing, Payment
By Bill McBeath Tuesday June 24, 2014
Automation can be increased by developing deeper strategic supplier relationships. Automation on both sides (supplier and buyer), combined with a shared platform/Single-Version-of-the-Truth, can help companies get much closer to 100% straight-through errorless processing of invoices.
[ Read: Direct Materials P2P—Part 3: Receiving, Invoicing, Payment ]

Plex Shows Off its Manufacturing Prowess
By Bill McBeath Tuesday June 24, 2014
PowerPlex 2014 highlighted how small and medium manufacturers are implementing quite sophisticated manufacturing solution capabilities. [ Read: Plex Shows Off its Manufacturing Prowess ]

PTC Jump-starting the Internet of Things
By Bill McBeath Tuesday June 24, 2014
The evolution of PTC has been fascinating—from CAD to PLM, ALM, SLM, and now the Internet-of-Things. IoT is core to PTC’s strategy going forward, and was emphasized repeatedly throughout PTC Live this year. [ Read: PTC Jump-starting the Internet of Things ]

GT Nexus User Conference—Bridges 2014
By Ann Grackin Tuesday June 24, 2014
Having attended my first Bridges in 2004 in San Francisco and seeing it again 10 years later, it is impressive to see the growth. Ten years—ten times the growth.
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Technology
M&A Plays in Supply Chain
Ever-active with great ideas and great companies, the supply chain market is fertile ground for mergers and acquisitions. Here are some interesting deals that have occurred in the last few weeks.
Tuesday June 24, 2014   -   Read: M&A Plays in Supply Chain


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