The Brief – January 5 2012


2012 Trends, The Year of Uncertainty, Free-to-Fee Business Models, Supply Chain Finance Platforms

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

Thursday, January 05, 2012 – Published twice monthly.


By Ann Grackin

Thursday, January 05, 2012

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What’s planned for 2012? Trends, Challenges and Plans. [ Read: 2012 BUSINESS PRIORITIES ]

2012 – the Year of Uncertainty: Part One

Thursday, January 05, 2012

2012 opens with a higher than usual number of ‘balls in the air’ and dramas at play across the world stage. Although the recovery seems to be taking hold, there are some scary scenarios for how world events might unfold that seem credible. Here we discuss the impact of this uncertainty on businesses and their planning and execution for 2012. [ Read: 2012 – the Year of Uncertainty: Part One ]


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

Trends 2012 – From Free to Fee

Free software is taking over the market, but at a price . . .

[ Read: Trends 2012 – From Free to Fee ]

Supply Chain Finance Networked Platforms: Finance Services

Supply Chain Platform Series: Part 2C

Various forms of supply chain financing have been around for centuries. The use of networked platforms is a much more recent trend that enables dramatic reductions in the cost of capital compared with traditional approaches.

[ Read: Supply Chain Finance Networked Platforms ]

Trends 2012 – Managed File Transfer, Beyond EDI

Introducing contributing writer Jonathan Lampe, founder of File Transfer Consulting.

[ Read: Trends 2012 – Managed File Transfer, Beyond EDI ]

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