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Thursday, September 29, 2022 --Published once each month.

 
Direct Materials P2P—Part One: Introduction
By Bill McBeath Thursday, September 29, 2022
The procure-to-pay process (P2P) for direct materials resists standardization and automation. As the critical execution phase of sourcing and procurement, it is where
the rubber meets the road for inbound materials. This is the first in a series on direct P2P, based on our primary research interviews and surveys we conducted.

Supply Chain Networks Revealed: Origins and Architectures of Supply Chain Networks—Part 2A
By Ann Grackin Thursday, September 29, 2022
Here we discuss the origins and architecture of the two major types of supply chain networks: 1) Integrator Networks, and 2) Real-time SVoT Networks. As well, we explore the challenges of master data management for a supply chain network.

Freshness Wars—Part One: Freshness, the Foundation of Competitiveness in Grocery
By Bill McBeath Thursday, September 29, 2022
The quality of fresh food is the prime determinant of where consumers decide to shop for their groceries. Here we discuss why that is so and the role of freshness in competition for grocery market share.

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