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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 --Published once or twice each month.

 
NAFTA—Supply Chain at Risk?
By Ann Grackin Tuesday, April 18, 2017
With withdrawal from the TransPacific Partnership and threats of withdrawal from NAFTA, enterprises and employees should reach out to their congress members and let them know how they feel. The stakes are too high. [ Read: NAFTA—Supply Chain at Risk? ]
Preemptive Freshness Management: Part Two—Cold Chain Process Mapping and Predictive Analytics
By Bill McBeath Tuesday, April 18, 2017
In order to preemptively prescribe optimal actions to workers across the produce cold chain, a system must reasonably accurately model the processes across the chain. The model becomes the basis for making predictive analytics, ultimately guiding the actions taken at each process step in the end-to-end cold chain. [ Read: Preemptive Freshness Management: Part Two—Cold Chain Process Mapping and Predictive Analytics ]

Connections 2017
By Ann Grackin Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Supply chain conferences provide best practices for today and insights into tomorrow’s intuitive, digital supply chain—observations from Logility's Connections User Conference. [ Read: Connections 2017 ]

Concur’s Relentless Quest for the Perfect Trip
By Bill McBeath Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Highlights from Fusion, Concur’s annual conference, including Risk Messaging, Hipmunk’s travel bot (Hello Hipmunk), Concur’s SMB business, and more. [ Read: Concur’s Relentless Quest for the Perfect Trip ]

Customer Conferences: Why They Matter
By Ann Grackin Tuesday, April 18, 2017
In our business, we attend dozens of customer conferences every year. With an arduous schedule that takes us from hearth and home, you would think we analysts would have become jaded or callous—“seen one presentation, seen them all.” But no, quite to the contrary, these sessions are inspiring and invigorating.

That is why this short opinion piece should be read by every user and their managers.

[ Read: Customer Conferences: Why They Matter ]

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