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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-08-17
2014-08-17 04:00 UTC

  1. Hidden Barriers in Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategy
  2. Social Media Can Drive the B2B-CRM Connection
  3. Omni-channel’s Day is Soon Arriving in B2B Integration
  4. 3 Retail Trends Amplify The Need For Faster Partner Integration
  5. Integration is the Key Component in Gartner’s New S&OP Model
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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-08-10
2014-08-10 04:00 UTC

  1. Hidden Barriers in Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategy
  2. 3 Retail Trends Amplify The Need For Faster Partner Integration
  3. Omni-channel’s Day is Soon Arriving in B2B Integration
  4. Social Media Can Drive the B2B-CRM Connection
  5. Integration is the Key Component in Gartner’s New S&OP Model
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Hidden Barriers in Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategy
2014-08-04 19:36 UTC by

Customer centricity is informing and advancing strategy in a number of product and service delivery domains, overwhelmingly for the better. The increasing ubiquity of big data and feasible analytics implementation have worked to make customer-centric strategy viable at many levels.

But there are some potential difficulties in realizing a...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-08-03
2014-08-03 04:00 UTC

  1. Integration is the Key Component in Gartner’s New S&OP Model
  2. Omni-channel’s Day is Soon Arriving in B2B Integration
  3. Social Media Can Drive the B2B-CRM Connection
  4. 3 Retail Trends Amplify The Need For Faster Partner Integration
  5. The Rise of APIs for B2B Integration

3 Retail Trends Amplify The Need For Faster Partner Integration
2014-07-31 18:08 UTC by

Retail is undergoing a major transformation globally. Consumer buying habits have changed, new economies are growing faster and traditional brick and mortar sales are in a funk. This has a direct impact on supplier relationships and B2B Integration will play a key role in this transformation.

The 3 trends re-shaping Retail today globally.

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Integration is the Key Component in Gartner’s New S&OP Model
2014-07-27 23:45 UTC by

Integration is the new stage in the Sales and Operations Planning maturity model that IT advisory giant Gartner has disseminated widely through business and industry worldwide.

The original 4-stage model – React; Anticipate; Collaborate; Orchestrate – did not adequately align supply chain strategy with anticipated consumer demand, argued...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-07-27
2014-07-27 04:00 UTC

  1. Social Media Can Drive the B2B-CRM Connection
  2. Descartes Acquisition of Compudata Creates European Best-of-Breed in B2B, Heralds Industry Trend
  3. Omni-channel’s Day is Soon Arriving in B2B Integration
  4. Two Most Important Drivers of Supply Chain Excellence: Automation and Visibility
  5. ...

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Omni-channel’s Day is Soon Arriving in B2B Integration
2014-07-25 13:12 UTC by

Omni-channel marketing, ubiquitous now in business, has been an important component of marketplace visibility. Those challenges have mostly been shouldered by retailers in the past, but have now become a priority in B2B integration.

Beyond its role as a buzzword, omni-channel is the concept of operationalizing customer viewpoint across transaction...

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Social Media Can Drive the B2B-CRM Connection
2014-07-23 12:48 UTC by

The role of social media in B2B relationships has been vague at best as it has taken root, surfacing primarily as an external influence to supply chain operations. Primarily, social media can affect consumer demand, which in turn impacts the entire supply chain.

But a more tangible effect and connection exist between social media and CRM. Social...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-07-20
2014-07-20 04:00 UTC

  1. Two Most Important Drivers of Supply Chain Excellence: Automation and Visibility
  2. The Rise of APIs for B2B Integration
  3. www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-23/chip-prices-reach-two-year-high-after-sk-hynix-fire-in-china.html
  4. www.b2b.com/2013/05/30/collaborative-supply-chains-make-break-retail
  5. 10 Questions about Supply Chain Visibility Your...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-07-13
2014-07-13 04:00 UTC

  1. The Rise of APIs for B2B Integration
  2. 10 Questions about Supply Chain Visibility Your CFO Wants Answered
  3. www.b2b.com/2013/05/30/collaborative-supply-chains-make-break-retail
  4. www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-23/chip-prices-reach-two-year-high-after-sk-hynix-fire-in-china.html
  5. Two Most Important Drivers of Supply Chain Excellence:...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-07-06
2014-07-06 04:00 UTC

  1. The Rise of APIs for B2B Integration
  2. The Value-Added Network is All But Gone from the B2B Supply Chain Toolkit
  3. Two Most Important Drivers of Supply Chain Excellence: Automation and Visibility
  4. www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-23/chip-prices-reach-two-year-high-after-sk-hynix-fire-in-china.html
  5. 10 Questions about Supply Chain Visibility...

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The Rise of APIs for B2B Integration
2014-06-30 18:48 UTC by

APIs are everywhere. Companies are exposing APIs to generate new revenue streams. By exposing applications and data to the outside world via APIs, companies can monetize their existing IT infrastructure. That means they can generate additional revenue without significant investment.

Netflix has over 100,000 DVD titles that it exposes through APIs...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-06-29
2014-06-29 04:00 UTC

  1. The Value-Added Network is All But Gone from the B2B Supply Chain Toolkit
  2. B2B Integration Is Evolving Rapidly
  3. Is the Cloud the Place to Go For B2B Collaboration?
  4. US Manufacturing is Rebounding as ‘Rightshoring’ of Industry Increases
  5. Avoiding bias in demand forecasting

The Value-Added Network is All But Gone from the B2B Supply Chain Toolkit
2014-06-25 14:37 UTC by

Since Wal-Mart moved away from value-added networks for B2B document exchange in 2003, the death of traditional VANs has been inevitable. Predictions of the extinction of the VAN have appeared steadily ever since.

The remaining players have been gobbled up in a flurry of acquisitions in recent years: Inovis, for instance, was purchased by GXS,...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-06-22
2014-06-22 04:00 UTC

  1. Is the Cloud the Place to Go For B2B Collaboration?
  2. B2B Integration Is Evolving Rapidly
  3. B2B Integration – The 1st Digitization Enabler Remains One of The Most Important
  4. US Manufacturing is Rebounding as ‘Rightshoring’ of Industry Increases
  5. Customer Hierarchies May Improve B2B Strategy and Performance

B2B Integration Is Evolving Rapidly
2014-06-20 14:21 UTC by

B2B Integration technology and methodology are undergoing rapid evolution, according to Information Week.

A number of developments in information technology are driving this evolution. In a white paper predicting the state of B2B integration over the next five years, several of these developments are cited, including the embrace of big data by...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-06-15
2014-06-15 04:00 UTC

  1. IT Standards and Tech Upgrade Have a Positive Impact on Healthcare B2B Integration
  2. Contingency Planning for Supply Chain Disruption is Essential
  3. US Manufacturing is Rebounding as ‘Rightshoring’ of Industry Increases
  4. Customer Hierarchies May Improve B2B Strategy and Performance
  5. B2B Integration – The 1st Digitization...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-06-08
2014-06-08 04:00 UTC

  1. IT Standards and Tech Upgrade Have a Positive Impact on Healthcare B2B Integration
  2. B2B Integration – The 1st Digitization Enabler Remains One of The Most Important
  3. US Manufacturing is Rebounding as ‘Rightshoring’ of Industry Increases
  4. Contingency Planning for Supply Chain Disruption is Essential
  5. Customer Hierarchies...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-06-01
2014-06-01 04:00 UTC

  1. US Manufacturing is Rebounding as ‘Rightshoring’ of Industry Increases
  2. B2B Integration – The 1st Digitization Enabler Remains One of The Most Important
  3. IT Standards and Tech Upgrade Have a Positive Impact on Healthcare B2B Integration
  4. Contingency Planning for Supply Chain Disruption is Essential
  5. Customer Hierarchies...

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IT Standards and Tech Upgrade Have a Positive Impact on Healthcare B2B Integration
2014-05-29 22:54 UTC by

The overhaul of healthcare IT systems throughout the country in the wake of the Affordable Care Act have led to new industry standards and a certification process to ensure their implementation, per the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

Industry pundits Roger Baker and Aneesh Chopra discussed the benefits in a recent ...

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Contingency Planning for Supply Chain Disruption is Essential
2014-05-29 22:51 UTC by

Recent contract negotiations of the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union have heightened tensions over possible supply chain disruptions and how they might affect the fragile US economy.

It’s no small concern: in 2002, those same negotiations stalled, costing the economy $1 billion per day. Supply...

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