Best practices, technology, and new takes on critical business topics from ChainLink Research
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Tuesday November 25, 2014 -- Published twice monthly.
 
The Internet-of-Things in Logistics
By Bill McBeath Tuesday November 25, 2014
The Internet-of-Things (IoT) phenomena have a profound impact on logistics, with an enormous variety of current and potential applications. Here we scratch the surface, examining where IoT fits in logistics and looking at an example application area.
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Congestion? Headache? The Flu? No. It’s the Port of LA.
By Ann Grackin Tuesday November 25, 2014
Although retailers cry foul about labor, the real issue is business process change. What can and is being done about port congestion? [ Read: Congestion? Headache? The Flu? No. It’s the Port of LA. ]

Impinj Launches xArray, New RFID Overhead Monitoring System
By Scot Stelter Tuesday November 25, 2014
Impinj recently launched their new xArray, ceiling-mounted RFID reader system, intended to deliver “always on item intelligence.” Here we consider the industry implications and why it is a meaningful step forward for the RFID industry.
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Supply Chain Market Continues to Attract the Cash
By Ann Grackin Tuesday November 25, 2014
Descartes, Airclic, Siemens, Camstar. Bigger deals reflect stronger economy in the US market.
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Reinventing Supply Chain Finance—Part 5: Operational and Strategic Benefits
By Bill McBeath Tuesday November 25, 2014
Implementing a holistic approach to supply chain finance, with a connected trading partner network, can yield operational improvements (beyond the financial benefits). These include reduction in errors, chargebacks, and non-value-add communications, simpler supplier connectivity, streamlined process efficiencies, and improvements in supplier performance.
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