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Weekly Top Posts: 2015-06-28
2015-06-28 04:00 UTC

  1. AS4 is succeeding as core protocol of European gas distribution cooperative
  2. Social media can strengthen healthcare B2B integration
  3. Supply chain management innovation keeps Walmart on Gartner’s Top 25 list
  4. Lean supply chain, Pt. 2: harmonizing customer service with manufacturing
  5. Important trends are impacting B2B priorities and...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2015-06-21
2015-06-21 04:00 UTC

  1. AS4 is succeeding as core protocol of European gas distribution cooperative
  2. Some Common Misconceptions about Managed File Transfer
  3. Supply chain management innovation keeps Walmart on Gartner’s Top 25 list
  4. IoT empowers the supply chain in many ways
  5. Lean supply chain, Pt. I: letting suppliers in
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Weekly Top Posts: 2015-06-14
2015-06-14 04:00 UTC

  1. Lean supply chain, Pt. 4: resource planning in parallel
  2. Important trends are impacting B2B priorities and agendas
  3. Supply chain management innovation keeps Walmart on Gartner’s Top 25 list
  4. IoT empowers the supply chain in many ways
  5. Lean supply chain, Pt. 3: accountability in demand forecasting

Weekly Top Posts: 2015-06-07
2015-06-07 04:00 UTC

  1. Lean supply chain, Pt. 4: resource planning in parallel
  2. Lean supply chain, Pt. 2: harmonizing customer service with manufacturing
  3. Supply chain management innovation keeps Walmart on Gartner’s Top 25 list
  4. Lean supply chain, Pt. 3: accountability in demand forecasting
  5. IoT empowers the supply chain in many ways
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Weekly Top Posts: 2015-05-31
2015-05-31 04:00 UTC

  1. Lean supply chain, Pt. 4: resource planning in parallel
  2. Lean supply chain, Pt. 3: accountability in demand forecasting
  3. Lean supply chain, Pt. 2: harmonizing customer service with manufacturing
  4. AS4 is succeeding as core protocol of European gas distribution cooperative
  5. Supply chain management innovation keeps Walmart on Gartner’s...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2015-05-24
2015-05-24 04:00 UTC

  1. Lean supply chain, Pt. 4: resource planning in parallel
  2. Lean supply chain, Pt. 3: accountability in demand forecasting
  3. Lean supply chain, Pt. 2: harmonizing customer service with manufacturing
  4. IoT empowers the supply chain in many ways
  5. Supply chain management innovation keeps Walmart on Gartner’s Top 25 list
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Lean supply chain, Pt. 4: resource planning in parallel
2015-05-20 12:39 UTC by Scott Robinson

Manufacturing resource planning is increasingly essential to lean supply chain efficiency. But having MRP in place may be only a partial measure.

Process expert Jakob Bjorklund has suggested that, while having MRP in place is certainly a step toward operational efficiency in manufacturing, it can often take the enterprise only halfway as far as it...

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Lean supply chain, Pt. 3: accountability in demand forecasting
2015-05-18 14:35 UTC by Scott Robinson

Demand forecasting is problematic for a number of reasons, but its importance in the lean supply chain is obvious. Getting control of the forecasting process may require a re-thinking of who is contributing to the process within the enterprise and how various contributors approach forecasting.

Process and planning expert Jakob Bjorklund has...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2015-05-17
2015-05-17 04:00 UTC

  1. IoT empowers the supply chain in many ways
  2. Lean supply chain, Pt. I: letting suppliers in
  3. Lean supply chain, Pt. 2: harmonizing customer service with manufacturing
  4. Some Common Misconceptions about Managed File Transfer
  5. Supply chain management innovation keeps Walmart on Gartner’s Top 25 list

Lean supply chain, Pt. 2: harmonizing customer service with manufacturing
2015-05-14 14:57 UTC by Scott Robinson

Every manufacturer strives to cultivate efficiently – yet responsiveness to customers is equally important. ERP expert Jakob Bjorklund has pointed out that these two imperatives can often be in conflict.

It is common, Bjorklund noted, for manufacturers to produce in very large quantities, which, despite creating the challenge of storing surplus...

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Lean supply chain, Pt. I: letting suppliers in
2015-05-12 16:50 UTC by Scott Robinson

Letting suppliers participate directly in logistical planning, sharing data and analytics with them, is a solid strategy in general. But there are some hidden benefits that follow from integrating suppliers into in-house processes and systems.

Process and planning expert Jakob Bjorklund has noted that a lack of synchronization between manufacturing...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2015-05-10
2015-05-10 04:00 UTC

  1. IoT empowers the supply chain in many ways
  2. Supply chain management innovation keeps Walmart on Gartner’s Top 25 list
  3. Social media can strengthen healthcare B2B integration
  4. Some Common Misconceptions about Managed File Transfer
  5. Important trends are impacting B2B priorities and agendas

IoT empowers the supply chain in many ways
2015-05-08 16:23 UTC by Scott Robinson

The Internet of Things, increasingly ubiquitous in business, manufacturing, and consumer activity, can empower the supply chain in a number of significant ways, according to Tony Kontzer, manufacturing technology analysis for TechTarget.

IoT’s impact on some of the more prominent features of supply chain operation, such as awareness and...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2015-05-03
2015-05-03 04:00 UTC

  1. Supply chain management innovation keeps Walmart on Gartner’s Top 25 list
  2. Some Common Misconceptions about Managed File Transfer
  3. Social media can strengthen healthcare B2B integration
  4. Are You Monitoring Supply Chain Velocity?
  5. AS4 is succeeding as core protocol of European gas distribution cooperative
...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2015-04-26
2015-04-26 04:00 UTC

  1. AS4 is succeeding as core protocol of European gas distribution cooperative
  2. Supply chain management innovation keeps Walmart on Gartner’s Top 25 list
  3. Social media can strengthen healthcare B2B integration
  4. www.dodgecommunications.com/blog/5-strategies-for-social-media-in-b2b-healthcare-communications
  5. Important trends are impacting...

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Supply chain management innovation keeps Walmart on Gartner’s Top 25 list
2015-04-24 17:46 UTC by Scott Robinson

Seeing Walmart on the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 list is certainly not unusual (they are #14 on the 2014 list), nor is it surprising to learn the retail giant grossed $476 billion in sales during the fiscal year. But few are aware that Walmart achieves that tally against distribution costs of just 1.7% of those sales.

Walmart’s success in supply...

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AS4 is succeeding as core protocol of European gas distribution cooperative
2015-04-20 20:06 UTC by Scott Robinson

AS4 is being implemented as the B2B communication standard for the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG), an initiative years in the making that recently passed the proof-of-concept stage and is now being shared out to implementation teams in the member nations.

ENTSOG’s mission, to create a unified market for gas on...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2015-04-19
2015-04-19 04:00 UTC

  1. Social media can strengthen healthcare B2B integration
  2. Some Common Misconceptions about Managed File Transfer
  3. Important trends are impacting B2B priorities and agendas
  4. 2015 Upgrade Priorities for B2B Integration
  5. IoT to drive API usage for B2B Integration

Social media can strengthen healthcare B2B integration
2015-04-17 16:52 UTC by Scott Robinson

The success of B2B partnership in servicing the healthcare industry is, as with any industry, very dependent upon quality of communication between partners, and between B2B partnerships and their customers. That communication is about more than data; it’s about raising awareness, increasing demand, and enhancing credibility.

A tool too seldom...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2015-04-12
2015-04-12 04:00 UTC

  1. Important trends are impacting B2B priorities and agendas
  2. Some Common Misconceptions about Managed File Transfer
  3. IoT to drive API usage for B2B Integration
  4. 2015 Upgrade Priorities for B2B Integration
  5. Is Crowdsourcing the Next Big Component of Supply Chain Logistics?

Some Common Misconceptions about Managed File Transfer
2015-04-08 14:26 UTC by Scott Robinson

Though the adoption of Managed File Transfer within B2B-integrated partnerships has been significant, a number of misconceptions about the technology remain pervasive, and can inspire reluctance in some partners to implement it – to the detriment of all.

The average employee sends/receives fifteen email attachments a day, for a total of over...

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Important trends are impacting B2B priorities and agendas
2015-04-06 19:38 UTC by Scott Robinson

While many of the trends in B2B, such as the use of managed file transfer and increasingly ubiquitous shared standards, may be obvious, a great many are not. The B2B landscape is changing swiftly as consumer supply and demand dynamics continue to evolve at an astonishing rate.

The International Data Corporation cites a number of less-obvious trends...

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