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1. The Business Benefits of Integrating Blockchain in Global Supply Chains
... hoops to find common ground and reach agreement, but smart contracts and blockchain protocols can facilitate instant decision-making, reducing disagreements and disputes which can delay the process and ...
Created on 24 September 2018
2. DB Schenker Reduces Onboarding Time for eCommerce Customers
... Time-consuming administrative tasks in the back office were significantly reduced, full visibility into purchase decision-making process was made possible, while providing a machine learning method and ...
Created on 30 August 2017
3. The Importance of the Cloud to B2B
Cloud technology has continued to make inroads into every aspect of the supply chain. Supply Chain Matters' Bob Ferrarri discusses its importance to B2B networks in a recent article on his site.The end-to-end ...
Created on 15 September 2016
4. Eliminate Bias From Decision-Making
We've all been exposed to managers who are entirely data-driven, just like we've also seen those who make decisions based on 'gut feel'. Which method is right?As you might suspect, neither, but recognizing ...
Created on 04 July 2016
5. Using the 'Cost to Serve' Model
The complexity of today's supply chains often complicates the decision making process for managers. To improve visibility throughout the processes, many organizations are using a 'Cost to Serve' (CTS) ...
Created on 15 October 2015
6. Should EDI be outsourced?
...  play an important role in their company’s decision-making processes. The complexities of managing supply chain technology has become such a risk that many executives believe it should be outsourced, rathe ...
Created on 15 April 2015
7. Explanation of EDI and How It Came To Be
... eeded to effectively influence decision-making across multiple departmental silos?'” Covalentworks has a time-line on the history of EDI. Some of the key dates are: 1965: First EDI Messages. 1973 ...
Created on 13 March 2015
8. Supply Chain On Demand
... It is like a social network. It is a many-to-many network. It is bigger than a bread basket and it is faster than lightning. It will result in a real time decision-making supply chain operation that all ...
Created on 26 March 2014
9. Using Intuition
To use or not use 'Big Data' isn't a binary choice. There are ways you can utilize it in combination with other forms of analysis and decision making.Tom Davenport, in an HBR blog, discusses how intuitiion ...
Created on 02 January 2014
10. All about B2B data (and Big Data)
...  analytics will improve decision-making. Correlation versus causation versus “what’s good enough for the job”One of the biggest complaints — or, in some cases, proposed facts — about Big Data is tha ...
Created on 30 December 2013
11. Leave Your Comfort Zone
Everyone has their own 'comfort zone'. Breaking out of it can be painful, but may also yield breakthroughs.Alan Henry on the Lifehacker site explains the science, the issues, and the benefits. Check it ...
Created on 08 July 2013
12. Collaboration is Key
In a CFO article, Shawn Casemore shares the 'secret ingredient' for supply chain success. It's collaboration, and not just among supply chain participants.Companies need to look and share information both ...
Created on 14 April 2013
13. What Is EDI? - A Definition and History
... ed to effectively influence decision-making across multiple departmental silos?' Concise Timeline and History of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) has a time-line on the history of EDI. Some of the key ...
Created on 17 February 2013
14. Manage Your Stakeholders & Manage Your Life
... you succeed. You can do this by making these stakeholders part of the decision-making process—would they like to invite friends to the party? What do they want to contribute to the menu? When you engage ...
Created on 14 December 2012
15. How to 'do' eCommerce in China
Global companies often struggle when entering the Chinese market. Xin Wang and Z. Justin Ren talk about why that's the case and they offer some practical advice on the MIT Sloan Management site. Although ...
Created on 25 September 2012
16. Supply Chain Data on the Move – An App for That Could Be Coming to a Smart Phone Near You Soon
... for the smart phones. The data will need to be pulled from back end systems, transmitted securely, and presented in quick and readable formats that enable faster, streamlined decision-making. Gartner ...
Created on 18 February 2011
17. From the Top - Glenn Grube - ModusLink Global Solutions
...  gives our clients an understanding of what we are doing to support their business and provides information necessary for our clients to collaborate in critical decision-making. It has also given us th ...
Created on 19 April 2005