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Thursday, February 23, 2017 -- Published once or twice each month.

 
Agile Integration: Part One—How Data Integration Challenges Slow Down Implementation of Supply Chain Planning and Optimization Systems
By Bill McBeath Thursday, February 23, 2017
Cleaning up the data and creating workable integrations to ERP and other source systems is almost always the number one obstacle to rapid implementation of supply chain planning and optimization systems. Here we look at the challenges involved, and start to explore a more agile approach to integration. [ Read: Agile Integration: Part One—How Data Integration Challenges Slow Down Implementation of Supply Chain Planning and Optimization Systems ]
Optimizing the Customer Experience with Exceptional Home Delivery: Part Two—Continuous Optimization of Delivery
By Ann Grackin Thursday, February 23, 2017
By implementing continuous optimization, the customer can be incented, at the time they place an order, to make delivery choices that are optimized. [ Read: Optimizing the Customer Experience with Exceptional Home Delivery: Part Two—Continuous Optimization of Delivery ]

E2open Merges with Steelwedge: Demand/Supply Network Meets S&OP
By Bill McBeath Thursday, February 23, 2017
E2open recently announced their merger with Steelwedge. This brings together a synergistic combination of E2open’s multi-enterprise trading partner network, including its rich demand- and supply-side supply chain applications, with Steelwedge’s leading S&OP/IBP capabilities.
[ Read: E2open Merges with Steelwedge: Demand/Supply Network Meets S&OP ]

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