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1. Army Develops New Supply Chain
According to NextGov, the Army will develop the “most sophisticated supply chain system”. To do so it has awarded contracts worth more than $418 million to contractors.   Read the articleon NextGov ...
Created on 16 April 2018
2. Blockchain Comes to Mining.
Blockchain is helping mining companies bring transparency to the supply chain, reports Mining Technology. It can help them broker contracts between to firms, track commodities and even conflict minerals, ...
Created on 16 April 2018
3. Managing the supplier relationship makes business better
... are benefiting from the relationship or there would be no commerce between them. Pay attention to performance and the benefits on both sides of the contract. Good working relationships in which the positive ...
Created on 15 January 2018
4. Blockchain Obstacles and Opportunities
... to explore some of the many other uses of blockchain technology. Among those applications are peer-to-peer payments, smart contracts, digital voting, supply chain tracking, exchange of goods and secure ...
Created on 01 January 2018
5. AI Heats Up
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is hot, but as usual we struggle to picture exactly how this technology will help us.Taras Berezowsky checks out a list of the 10 'hottest' AI innovations in an article on ...
Created on 21 March 2017
6. Blockchain and the Supply Chain
The hot technology topic of the year is blockchain. It's a bit complicated to explain, but Taras Berezowsky on the Spend Matters site not only provides a handy primer on the subject but also gives us a ...
Created on 15 March 2017
7. Supply Chain Resolutions for 2017
If you've not yet developed your 2017 New Year's resolutions, fear not: Michael Gravier has produced a great list in a recent Industry Week article.It's a great compilation and, if you succeed with every ...
Created on 13 December 2016
8. Analyzing Procurement Technology
On the Spend Matters site, Jason Busch applies a tool called the 5 Forces Diagram to analyze procurement technology.It's an interesting exercise that helps a user think about a particular company, process, ...
Created on 30 November 2016
9. Combating the Slow Pay Tactic
As a supplier, it's tough enough to meet customer expectations and contract conditions in the best of times. When customers begin to stretch out payments as a cash flow improvement tactic that is now i ...
Created on 06 September 2016
10. What's Being Automated in Supply Chains
Supply Chains are embracing automation, yet some processes are in focus more than others. Kaitlyn McAvoy reviews the data from a recent study and finds that automation of P2P processes was very popular.SRM ...
Created on 27 July 2016
11. ERP Market Hits a Few Snags
ERP vendors are going through a lot of turmoil, with cloud computing, license model changes, and the strong dollar combining to affect year-over-year growth. None of the individual companies really excelled, ...
Created on 11 April 2016
12. What's the Difference: SasS, Cloud, or Hosted
... eal 'installation' or systems installed locally. Short term commitments - subscriptions are generally by the month. Cloud Low cost of entry. Short term contracts based on actual use of the resou ...
Created on 05 April 2016
13. What’s In YOUR Bill?
... now concentrate on data bandwidth rather than talk time. The same kinds of tactics however, are still at play in the EDI service provider world. When your volume exceeds your contracted monthly Kc count ...
Created on 11 January 2016
14. Clouds Defined
... ally. Short term commitments - subscriptions are generally by the month. Cloud Low cost of entry. Short term contracts based on actual use of the resources. Requires little planning with  ...
Created on 29 December 2015
15. Building a Buying Engine
How do you start to build your own guided buying engine? Well, Pierre Mitchell from the Spend Matters group has some good ideas.He provides the basics in a recent article on their site, and the benefits ...
Created on 28 December 2015
16. Profiting Within the Supply Chain
Who has more potential to create value, the hot tech startup of the small supplier who goes after a big contract? Conventional wisdom may say the tech company wins hands down, but the folks at Harvard ...
Created on 26 November 2015
17. What is an XPL?
... mpanies other companies integrating & offering subcontracted logistics and transportation services In the "PL" terminology, it is important to differentiate the 3PL from the: 1PL, which are th ...
Created on 17 November 2015
18. Difference Between Outsourcing and Managed Services
... ugh process standards and a standard operating environment. Managed services can operate either as a “BOCO” (Business-owned, contractor- operated) or “COCO” (contractor-owned, contractor-operated) environm ...
Created on 28 August 2015
19. The Perfect Metric? Take A Closer Look
... changes triggered by imperfect deliveries are often pricey. For suppliers, being less-than-perfect can result in invoice deductions and, in extreme cases, contract cancellations. But consider that ...
Created on 26 August 2015
20. Why VANs are Important to the Transportation/3PL Industry
...  Customs systems are often built by contractors. First off, remember agencies are driven by their contractors. The contractors are in it for themselves, period. If they can talk the agency into somethin ...
Created on 06 August 2015