Business Process

A broad category–the business processes by which an organization operates, whether formally defined or informally understood/practice.

Is Business Social?

How will Social be implemented in the enterprise? Research Findings from ChainLink Research.

Spotlight on Direct Materials Procure-to-Pay – Part 1

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 our series on direct P2P, based on recent research.

Integrating S&OP

Exploring the success several companies have achieved through automating and integrating their S&OP process.

IT vs. OT in Manufacturing: How Will Convergence Play Out?

For much of the last 50 years, IT and OT (Operational Technology) have remained two separate and different worlds. Much of the M&A that has occurred over the last decade has been about consolidation by a few mega-vendors within the IT and OT spaces. As these two worlds come together, how will convergence play out? Will it result in a better outcome for manufacturing customers?

Dimensions of Inventory Management

Critical dimensions to mastering inventory, including understanding product characteristics/lifecycle, business model, risk, and more.

B2B Process Mastery

Gaps in process beyond boundaries of enterprise systems are not just inconvenient; they may be illegal. Fix your B2B process.

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