The Brief – September 2022


Direct Material P2P, Supply Chain Network Architectures, Freshness Competition in Grocery

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

Thursday, September 29, 2022 – Published once each month.

The procure-to-pay process (P2P) for direct materials resists standardization and automation. As the critical execution phase of source and procurement, it is where the rubber meets the road for inbound materials. This is the first in a series on direct P2P, based on our primary research interviews and surveys we conducted. Direct Materials P2P—Part One

Supply Chain Networks Revealed: Origins and Architectures of Supply Chain Networks—Part 2A

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Here we discuss the origins and architecture of the two major types of supply chain networks: 1) Integrator Networks, and 2) Real-time SVoT Networks. As well, we explore the challenges of master data management for a supply chain network. [ Read: Supply Chain Networks Revealed: Pt 2A]

Freshness Wars—Part One: Freshness, the Foundation of Competitiveness in Grocery

Thursday, September 29, 2022

The quality of fresh food is the prime determinant of where consumers decide to shop for their groceries. Here we discuss why that is so and the role of freshness in competition for grocery market share. [ Read: Freshness Wars—Part One ]

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