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1. The Rise of Logistics Tech Activates Entrepreneurs
... of these areas, there exists unlimited possibilities for entrepreneurs to come on board and work to fill the innovation and third party resource gaps. Investments and acquisitions in IoT, supply chain ...
Created on 30 August 2017
2. Big Stories of 2016
Chris Cunnane gives us a list of what he considers to be the biggest supply chain stories of the year in a fresh article on the Logistics Viewpoints site. He covers a lot of ground with his list and hits ...
Created on 22 December 2016
3. Ariba Continues to Change
One of the highest profile acquisitions in recent memory was SAP's purchase of Ariba. Much water has made its way over the dam since then, and Ariba has continued to reinvent itself to support changes i ...
Created on 16 May 2015
4. Business Networks and SAP
Big companies make big bets on the direction of technology. A leader in the ERP space, SAP, believes strongly in business networks as a wave of the future, based on recent acquisitions it's made.On th ...
Created on 04 May 2015
5. Why Outsource the Onboarding Process
...  have the resources to deal with spikes in activities and mergers/acquisitions. A good knowledge of your business is important so as not to overly tax  your own in-house resources in developing the onboardin ...
Created on 20 April 2015
6. 3 Ways To Make Onboarding Suppliers Easier
... .     Merger or acquisitions will increase the number of suppliers to be on boarded as well as the type. Plan ahead by adding connectivity options. This will allow you to scale up as needed. This  ...
Created on 17 April 2015
7. SAP, Ariba, and Others
When SAP acquired Ariba, it seemed like a perfect marriage, at least on the surface. As with any marriage, though, there are ups and downs. As SAP has continued to add to its stable of acquisitions, Jason ...
Created on 29 January 2015
8. When Supply Chains Merge: Mistakes To Avoid
Most mergers and acquisitions fail to live up to expectations. All too often companies focus on quick-fix cost-cutting opportunities and ignore the long-term, strategic supply chain implications. Following ...
Created on 20 October 2014
9. SAP, Procurement, and the Cloud
The cloud has clearly disrupted the ERP market. SAP, for example, has faced the challenge and has made acquisitions and development to address it. Have they succeeded?On the procurement side, the results ...
Created on 21 May 2014
10. The Cloud IS the Way... Really?
... . While the growth of the overall ERP market seems slow, it's the larger organizations that are making new acquisitions that amount to big dollars. Smaller companies are moving toward more flexible c ...
Created on 21 May 2014
11. Master Data Management (MDM)
...  Data Management problem. The recent emphasis on regulatory compliance, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and mergers/acquisitions has made the creating and maintaining of accurate and complete maste ...
Created on 05 March 2014
12. Alternative to SCM Control Tower
... s doing the selling (brands, acquisitions, franchisees). From there it's necessary to look at fulfillment: supplier-to-DC, supplier-to-stores, DC-to-stores, forward stocking locations, partners, redeployme ...
Created on 24 February 2014
13. What Does Integration Mean to Your Process
... Having an ERP system to handle accounting and inventory is a necessity, and likely one of the first software acquisitions a company makes. Implementing EDI is frequently done because a retailer demands ...
Created on 03 February 2014
14. Recommended Next Actions for OpenText
... to be positioned to bring the EDI/VAN industry well into the 21st Century in the same way its other acquisitions have proven to be assets. GXS fits naturally into OpenText's EIM (Enterprise Informatio ...
Created on 24 January 2014
15. Key Supply Chain Events of 2013
Usually, this is the time of year when predictions are made. The Supply Chain Digest feels it's also important to review what happened during the past year.It's interesting to see how events transpired ...
Created on 22 January 2014
16. Accenture Acquires Procurian
In a big recent move, Accenture has started the process of acquiring Procurian, a key sourcing technology and services company. It makes sense in light of previous acquisitions and improves their position ...
Created on 06 October 2013
17. Procurement Consolidation
Mergers and acquisitions are picking up in the world of procurement systems. Jason Busch of Spend Matters has some recommendations for users to protect themselves during this period of consolidation.These ...
Created on 11 September 2013
18. Biggest Supply Chain Management Problems
... s, including new product launches, global sourcing, new acquisitions, credit availability, the need to protect intellectual property, and the ability to maintain asset and shipment security. In additi ...
Created on 15 May 2013
19. Multiple SAP Instances
Many companies run multiple instances of their ERP software. Others try to consolidate onto one instance. Which approach is better?In a ZDNet article, Toby Wolpe reviews cost concerns as well as functionality ...
Created on 15 May 2013
20. 3PL's Continue to Grow
3PL growth is forecasted for > 6% in 2013, with a lot of mergers and acquisitions involved. Overseas, it's quite a bit stronger.In Logistics Management, Jeff Berman looks at the numbers. Check it out  ...
Created on 31 March 2013