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Tuesday July 08, 2014 -- Published twice monthly.
 
Always On
By Ann Grackin Tuesday July 08, 2014
Peak Performance for Nonstop Businesses.
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P2P Part 4—Direct Materials P2P Research Survey Findings
By Bill McBeath Tuesday July 08, 2014
Here are results from our survey and interviews with over 120 manufacturers about their level of direct materials P2P automation, why they automate, the KPIs they use to measure success for their direct P2P, and more.
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Retailer Collaboration—Managing the Supply Side
By Ann Grackin Tuesday July 08, 2014
We frequently think of retail in terms of merchandising, but these days the supply side is just as interesting, whether it's product design or collaboration with suppliers for transportation, forecasting, or financial optimization.
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SYSPRO’s Remarkable Journey
By Ann Grackin Tuesday July 08, 2014
Grape Escape features SYSPRO customers such as 1000Bulbs, Rochester Electronics and more… [ Read: SYSPRO’s Remarkable Journey ]

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Technology
Why Selectica + Iasta?
Selectica (a contract management/configuration solution provider) recently announced their acquisition of Iasta (a sourcing solution provider). Here we discuss the fit and some of the reasoning behind the deal.
Tuesday July 08, 2014   -   Read: Why Selectica + Iasta?

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