Industry

Industry-specific categories.

RFID Solutions

The Department of Defense recently embarked upon a vision for accelerating transformation of its logistics capabilities over the next five to ten years. The primary objective is ensuring consistent, reliable support that meets Warfighter requirements of end-to-end customer service.

Supplier Parks – Back to the Future

As supply chains become increasingly integrated and synchronized, we are witnessing the evolution of the business/production models (in some industries) that merge virtual integration with elements of the older vertically integrated enterprise.

net.com’s Implementation of Valdero

net.com is going through a business and supply chain transformation. They have also implemented some next generation technology from Valdero to make it all work.

StorageTek Implementation of WorldChain

While people dream about integrating with their suppliers, StorageTek is doing it–and creating a win/win. Their network solution project with WorldChain is illuminating.

The Truth About VMI

The high tech industry has experienced a striking shift from traditional replenishment processes to Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) replenishment for various products during the last decade. This has been a wrenching transition for many suppliers. VMI was the top issue brought up by Electronics Supply Chain Association (ESCA) members in 2002. In October 2002, ESCA, in association with ChainLink Research and several other partners, launched an ambitious research project – a survey of supply chain practitioners at 60 firms, interviews of 14 firms, and the formation of the VMI working group (see sidebar list of working group members), which met in a series of intensive interactive sessions.

Dynamics of the Retailer-Supplier Relationship

In both retail and consumer-product-goods sectors, the gap between winners and losers widens every day. What is it about the winners that makes them more and more successful, extending their lead everyquarter? What are the dynamics driving this “battlefront” between retailersand their suppliers in the struggle for projects, profits, customers and market share? What can trading partners do to win a stronger power position in the supply chain? To answer these questions, ChainLink Research surveyed more than 130 leading retailers and manufacturers. Our unique approach explores the perspective from both sides of the trading-partner link to uncover differences in perception and reveal the myths and the realities.

Scroll to Top