The Brief – May 18 2010


Manhattan, SAP & Sybase, Warehouse optimization, ISF update and more

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

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 – Published weekly.

The central theme at Manhattan’s recent annual conference, Momentum, was “Platform Thinking.” It may sound boring, but actually there were some important developments announced. [ Read: Manhattan’s Platform Journey ]

Are You Ready for the Rebound

Economic uncertainty resulted in many businesses freezing or cancelling their warehouse or manufacturing expansion strategies, but as the economy rebounds, can you respond? [ Read: Are You Ready for the Rebound ]


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

Responsive Supply Chains Thru Flexible Warehouses

The benefits of more responsive supply chains are understood, but creating agile processes, especially for warehouses, can be a challenge. Several new technologies have emerged to create flexible warehouses.

[ Read: ChainLink Commentary ]

SAP Goes After Sybase

Database play? I hardly think so. Sybase is a mobile innovator.

[ Read: ChainLink Commentary ]

Kohl’s – Another Retailer Demonstrates Value from Technology

Kohl’s markdown optimization technology, Merchandise and Assortment, and Customer Segmentation strategies help them achieve growth and shareholder value.

[ Read: ChainLink Commentary ]

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

Supply Chain Definitions for Demand Management

Requirements and Definitions for Supply Chain applications.

[ Read: ChainLink Commentary ]

Future Forward Logistics

The common thread from source to consumption is logistics – the intricate process of moving goods and information, in compliance with a global environment of rules, regulations and customer requirements.

[ Read: ChainLink REPORT ]

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

U.S. Importers Face Fines and Delays in July

After July 1, 2010, the CBP (Customs and Border Patrol) will start issuing significant financial penalties and increasing holds and inspections on shipments not complying with ISF (10+2). This article discusses the potential impacts and how technology can help.

[ Read: By Matt Gersper, contributing author ]

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