The Brief – October 2022


Relationship Intensity in Direct Material P2P, Comparing Supply Chain Network Technologies, Achieving Freshness in Grocery

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

Thursday, October 13, 2022 – Published once each month.

Our research on direct materials Procure-to-Pay (P2P) processes found tremendous variation between industries or types of companies regarding how they execute P2P. One major difference is the level of ‘relationship-intensity’ for P2P processes, i.e., how much person-to-person negotiation and dialog is required at each stage of P2P for each industry. [ Read: Direct Materials P2P—Part Two ]

Supply Chain Networks Revealed—Part 2B: Comparison of Supply Chain Network Technologies

Thursday, October 13, 2022

We examine integration, interoperability, and extending supply chain networks. Then we compare enterprise applications vs. integrator networks vs. Real-time SVoT networks. [ Read: Supply Chain Networks Revealed—Part 2B ]

Freshness Wars—Part Two: Challenges and Solutions for Improving Freshness

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Maintaining freshness of produce and other fresh products is challenging for grocers and their suppliers. Here we discuss why, and how some of these challenges can be solved. [ Read: Freshness Wars—Part Two ]

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