The Brief – January 2022


How to Thrive in the Uncertainty of 2022, The Fed and Supply Chains, B2B Communications, Infor Nexus Assessment

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

Thursday, January 6, 2022 – Published once each month.

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Thriving in the Age of Uncertainty — Part One

A Framework for Achieving Supply Chain Resilience in 2022

By Bill McBeath

Thursday, January 6, 2022

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The past two years have brought nearly uninterrupted volatility, disruption, and uncertainty, which we expect to continue for the foreseeable future. How individuals and companies deal with this ongoing unpredictability will determine their mental, physical, and financial health in 2022 and beyond. Here we provide a framework for companies to thrive in this new age of uncertainty. [ Read: Thriving in the Age of Uncertainty — Part One ]

The Fed’s Forecasting Fix

Supply Chain’s Increasingly Important Role in Monetary Policymaking

Thursday, January 6, 2022

The Fed’s balancing act (growth/full employment vs. inflation) requires them to forecast where the economy is headed. The state of national and global supply chains is an increasingly important piece of that puzzle. [ Read: The Fed’s Forecasting Fix ]

B2B Communications — Part Two: Streamlining Commercial Processes, Logistics/Global Trade, and Product Management

Thursday, January 6, 2022

We look at digitization of order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, global trade, product management, and logistics processes. [ Read: B2B Communications — Part Two ]

Agile Demand-Supply Alignment — Part 3E: Solution Assessments

Infor Nexus: Mature End-to-end Global Trade, Logistics, and Finance Platform

Thursday, January 6, 2022

We assess Infor Nexus, an end-to-end multi-party networked platform for global trade, with visibility throughout the purchase-to-pay process. [ Read: Agile Demand Supply—Part 3E ]

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