How Relationship Intensity affects Direct Materials Procure-to-Pay Processes

by: Bill McBeath, June 23, 2014

Guest blogger Bill McBeath, Chief Research Officer, ChainLink Research, continues his series on direct materials P2P with a dive into how "relationship intensity," or how much negotiation and dialog is required at each stage, affects P2P processes in various [...]

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Are you really “too busy” to think about upgrading your supply chain technology?

by: David Riffel, June 16, 2014

Maybe you put off upgrading your supply chain technology because it seems like you don’t have time for a big implementation project. But the technology available today is so different from just a few years ago, it simply doesn’t make sense NOT to look. [...]

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Spotlight on Direct Materials Procure-to-Pay

by: Bill McBeath, June 05, 2014

Guest blogger Bill McBeath, Chief Research Officer, ChainLink Research, discusses how the direct materials procure-to-pay process (P2P) resists standardization and automation. As the critical execution phase of source and procurement, it is where the rubber meets the road for [...]

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Cutting Costs or Adding Value: Which is Wiser for Mid-Market Supply Chains?

by: Brad Huff, May 13, 2014

Which is the better strategy for mid-market supply chains: to cut costs in the supply chain or to support growth in market share? The answer, not surprisingly, is to work towards a strategy that incorporates both. [...]

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How Does 3D Printing Fit into Your Mid-Market Supply Chain?

by: Josh Noble, April 21, 2014

3D printing offers an unprecedented opportunity for mid-market companies to increase flexibility, responsiveness and cost savings, when the technology is inserted smartly and strategically into an existing supply [...]

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