The Brief – January 16 2014


RFID Renaissance, Manufacturing Convergence, Procure-to-Pay Research, Supply Chain Markets

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

Thursday, January 16, 2014 – Published twice monthly.

We wanted to find out exactly what is driving the recent growth in RFID in retail. ChainLink surveyed over 120 retailers to find out which use cases are being implemented and which are actually delivering value (where’s the ROI), what strategic goals retailers are trying to realize, and what important lessons could be learned from the current wave of implementations, particularly about why RFID projects succeed or stall. [ Read: Understanding the RFID Renaissance (Part One) ]

IT vs. OT in Manufacturing: How Will Convergence Play Out?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

For much of the last 50 years, IT and OT (Operational Technology) have remained two separate and different worlds. Much of the M&A that has occurred over the last decade has been about consolidation by a few mega-vendors within the IT and OT spaces. As these two worlds come together, how will convergence play out? Will it result in a better outcome for manufacturing customers? [ Read: IT vs. OT in Manufacturing: How Will Convergence Play Out? ]

The Value of Supply Chain Solutions

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The supply chain market continues to grow, but is changing in the types of technology that users are interested in and the value they require… [ Read: The Value of Supply Chain Solutions ]


technology | supply chain, enterprise, RFID & sensors, and more

The Journey to Visibility

Control Tower is a Myth, but we can achieve greater visibility, responsiveness and resiliance. This report compares major supply chain visibility solutions approaches and how they help achieve visibility.

[ The Journey to Visibility ]

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