Supply Chain Networks

Technologies and strategies for networks for trading partners

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.

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.

New IT Portfolio for Today’s Supply Chain

The 90’s were an era of major systems overhaul and investments. Y2K was upon us as well as significant changes in technology. The word integration took on a business meaning, as in processes that might talk to each other in the enterprise…

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.

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