Reports and White papers – complementary

Gratis reports and white papers

Agile Demand-Supply Alignment (3-Part Series)

Findings from our research on Agile Demand-Supply Alignment (ADSA), the capability to effectively realign supply and demand, during execution, in the face of demand volatility and supply disruptions.

Pallet-level Monitoring for the Fresh Food Supply Chain

Freshness of produce is a key competitive battleground for grocers. The common practice is to monitor the temperature of the field, cooler, trailer, and warehouse. By instead monitoring the temperature within each pallet–from the moment it is picked in the field until the end delivery at the retailer–smarter decisions can be made, based on that information, and losses can be cut in half for both the grower and the grocer.

Why Quality Consistency Matters

About 30% of harvested produce is wasted. The profitability of each player in the food chain is impacted by this inconsistent quality and control. There are tremendous opportunities to improve. Here we look at the issues of the fresh food supply chain and offer some diagnosis and remedies.

The World of Integration

The topic of integration has been considered more of a hindrance, necessary evil, or afterthought in supply chain. Enterprise software companies who once pitched that you would “never need anything else” have also had to admit that, yes, integration is critical to the burgeoning portfolios they sell.

The Cost of Delay

What are the real costs and impacts of delays in technology decision-making? Companies take a long time evaluating software. They brood about ROI. But they rarely think about what it is costing them while they are busy making up their mind–what is the cost of delay. They may be losing sales, expending cash, and continuing to tie up working capital. Our research describes what it costs when you can’t make up your mind.

Understanding Real-World ROI for RFID in Retail

RFID-enabled retail technology is rapidly gaining momentum in the retail market. There are now many proof points that retailers can realize significant improvements in inventory accuracy for selected categories, with apparel leading the way. But how can you know if your retail category is a good candidate for RFID? In this paper we break down the question by examining the mechanisms that create benefits, the criteria that make categories suitable and examples of results from the field.

Business Priorities 2015: Part Two

ChainLink’s Business Priorities 2015 looks at the business as well as the technology priorities of today’s professionals in Supply Chain. Part Two focuses on the technology priorities and challenges.

Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders at the Crossroads

At the crossroads, many freight forwarders have some fundamental questions as they contemplate the road ahead. What will we provide our customers in the future? How can we continue to grow and win business–profitably?

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