The Brief – September 21 2010


Supply Chain Orchestrator, Transforming Legal Dept, Taming Complexity, and more

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

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 – Published weekly.

The authors look back at the supply chain business model design concepts they wrote about in the First Decade, and forward to the evolution of that business model in the Second Decade. [ Read: Supply Chain Orchestrator – Management Federated Business Model ]

How a Legal Department Can Add Value – Part One

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cisco’s legal department has taken steps to move from being a gatekeeper that slows things down to being a business enabler of faster cycle times for contract approvals and greater efficiencies. Read how they did it. [ Read: How Legal Department Can Add Value ]


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

From Complexity to Clarity – Part Two

In part two we explore the impacts that New Product Introduction and Inventory Strategy decisions have across the enterprise on Sourcing and Transportation teams.

[ Read: Complexity to Clarity Part 2 ]

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

Alibaba and the 100,000 Jobs

The claim by Alibaba’s CEO that they will create 100,000 jobs in the U.S. could be easily misinterpreted.

[ Read: Alibaba and 100,000 Jobs ]

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