The Brief – May 25 2010


Vested Outsourcing, Location-Based Services, Labor Mgmt in the Cloud, and more …

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

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 – Published weekly.

Once in a while a business book cuts through all the noise and really has something important to say. After decades of ’greed is good’ and downsizing and outsourcing, Kate Vitasek and Vested Outsourcing rise above and point a new way to superior business performance through values-based partnerships. [ Read: Vested Outsourcing – The Interview ]

Managing the Digital Time Zone

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Suppliers are generally burdened with some extraordinary time scales when they own the product. Recently outsourcing and other procurement strategies have reduced these financial touch points. [ Read: Managing the Digital Time Zone ]


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

Location-Based Services Poised for Rapid Growth – Part 2

Location-Based Services span everything from tracking the location of assets and shipments, to safety, location-aware marketing, locating vehicles, navigation, location-based social networking, and much, much more. Here’s a look at who’s providing these services.

[ Read: ChainLink Commentary ]

Labor Management in the Cloud

Labor Management joins the Cloud with Next View’s launch of On-Demand Subscription solution.

[ Read: ChainLink Commentary ]

Single Version of the Truth Revisited

Does the Cloud Enable Single Version of the Truth? What data and processes will be shared in the Cloud?

[ Read: ChainLink Report ]

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

Is the Second Decade based on a Global Ethical Framework?

Harvard appoints ethics expert as the new Dean of the Harvard Business School, raising the question: are we finally putting ethics on the business agenda?

[ Read: ChainLink Commentary ]

NUMMI Reborn

Tesla Motors announced its purchase of the NUMMI plant in Fremont CA on May 20th, 2010. It’s a win for green jobs, California autoworkers, and perhaps for Toyota PR.

[ Read: ChainLink Commentary ]

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