The Brief – June 29 2010


Supplier Performance Mgmt, University Collaboration, Hybrid Clouds, Walmart’s Supplier Reliability Program, and more

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

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 – Published weekly.

A mini-case study on one manufacturer that integrates supplier scorecard data with operational and planning data from across their business units. They have not only been able to improve supplier performance, but have found other benefits as well. [ Read Supplier Performance Management ]

University Business Collaboration – The Future of Technology?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Smart phones, clean energy, energy independence, disruptive technologies, emerging markets, and the economic restructuring of the world – who will be the players in all that? [ Read University Business Collaboration ]


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

Cloudforce 2010: San Jose, June 22

Social Networks, iPads, mobile apps, Motorola, Dell’s new Android mobile, and Chatter highlight’s Cloudforce conference.

[ Read: ChainLink Commentary ]

Into the Clouds: MIT Cloud Panel – Part 2

Hybrid environments (cloud + on-premises) will be a reality for decades to come. Tools which manage environments that mix together legacy infrastructure (e.g. data centers, licensed applications) with cloud infrastructure are discussed.

[ Read: ChainLink Commentary ]

supply chain news | markets, supply, demand, risk, industry news

Walmart Supplier Reliability

Walmart Supply Chain performance looked like artwork from The Little Prince, thus their Supplier Reliability program initiative…

[ Read: ChainLink Commentary ]

government and global trade | policy, politics, finance, and trade

Going Global or Coming Home

China’s currency is in the news again as the EU and US try to deal with trade imbalances and their own flagging economies.

[ Read: ChainLink Commentary ]

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