The publication of the Industrial Internet Security Framework by the IIC is a vital early step towards creating security in the Industrial IoT. Strong security becomes increasingly crucial as more and more critical infrastructure becomes connected and remotely controllable.
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Changing the Game in Industrial Distribution
A new generation of industrial distributors is leveraging advanced technologies to transform their businesses.
Realizing Africa’s Potential – Part One
Africa possesses vital natural and human resources that the rest of the world will desperately need this century. Sadly, these resources are being decimated by autocratic regimes, corruption, and conflicts. Profits from natural resources are pilfered by despots and their supporters, rather than being reinvested in African countries’ infrastructure, education, and healthcare.
Environmental Markets – Part One
Supply chain leaders are in a position to lobby for or influence public policies. What policy is in their best interest when dealing with ‘tragedy of the commons’ issues, such as pollution or resource depletion? Is it better to maintain business as usual/laissez-faire, support regulation, or advocate for market-based solutions? Here we explore the tradeoffs.
Carbon-Offset LNG: Africa’s Transitional Fuel
Carbon-Offset LNG provides a transition fuel to help the world meet carbon emissions reduction goals, especially in the near-term. Africa has a combination of substantial natural gas reserves and opportunities for legitimate large-scale carbon-offset projects, such as massive afforestation efforts across the entire Sahel.
Direct Materials P2P — Part Two: Relationship-Intensity
In our research on direct materials Procure-to-Pay (P2P) processes, we saw tremendous variation between industries or types of companies regarding how they execute P2P. One major difference is the level of ‘relationship-intensity’ for P2P processes, i.e., how much person-to-person negotiation and dialog is required at each stage of P2P for each industry.
ChainLink Research’s Team includes some of the world’s leading experts in Supply Chain Management, advanced business models, …
Agile Demand-Supply Alignment – Part 3E: Solution Assessments
We assess Infor Nexus, an end-to-end multi-party networked platform for global trade, with visibility throughout the purchase-to-pay process.
Agile Demand-Supply Alignment – Part 3D
An assessment of IBM Sterling’s Inventory Control Tower solution for global supply chains with critical inventory needs—especially healthcare providers, grocery retailers, and spare parts dealers. We also look at Elementum, provider of incident management for companies with large complex supply chains where many issues arise requiring multi-party collaboration.
Agile Demand – Supply Alignment – Part 3C: Solution Assessments
Here we assess E2open, the largest pure cloud supply chain solution provider. E2open has acquired many ADSA-relevant best-of-breed applications such as multi-tier supplier and outsourced manufacturing management, transportation and logistics, global trade management, demand sensing, S&OP/business planning, and multi-tier channel management.