The Brief – February 2022


Tools for Demand-Supply Uncertainty, B2B Integration Tech, One Network Assessment

Best practices, technology, and new takes on critical business topics from ChainLink Research

Thursday, February 10, 2022 – Published once each month.

Thriving in the Age of Uncertainty — Part Two

Tools for Dealing with Demand-Supply Uncertainty

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By Bill McBeath

Thursday, February 10, 2022

We explain specific advanced tools and practices for dealing with demand-supply uncertainty, including probable forecasting, capacity and consumption commitment contracts, real options as risk mitigation strategies, and hedging strategies. [ Read: Thriving in the Age of Uncertainty — Part Two ]

B2B Communications — Part Three: B2B Integration Technology

Thursday, February 10, 2022

A successful and flexible B2B communications strategy must be underpinned by a multi-faceted technology infrastructure. Here we discuss the elements of that infrastructure and the various types of B2B integration that need to be supported. [ Read: B2B Communications — Part Three ]

Agile Demand Supply — Part 3F: Solution Assessments

One Network Enterprises: A Scalable Multi-Enterprise Platform with Supply Chain Application Functionality

Thursday, February 10, 2022

This is our assessment of One Network, who has one of the most sophisticated/elegant architectures, providing a flexible and scalable multi-enterprise platform. We look at their intelligent control towers for autonomous supply chain management providing multi-tier, multiparty optimization, and automated planning and execution from inbound supply to outbound order fulfillment and logistics. [ Read: Agile Demand Supply—Part 3F ]

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