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The Great Thing about Standards is There are So Many to Choose From

The Great Thing about Standards is There are So Many to Choose From

Standards enjoy a unique challenge in private industry sectors.  Standards require competitors to agree upon consistent approaches to technology implementations and business processes.  However, in…

October 7, 2010 3 minutes read
Who has the Largest B2B Integration Network?

Who has the Largest B2B Integration Network?

Since IBM’s acquisition of Sterling Commerce in May there has been a lot of discussion about the consolidation of B2B networks (and what it means…

August 2, 2010 6 minutes read
80% of Manufacturers Experience 1% or Greater Error Processing for Supply Chain Transactions

80% of Manufacturers Experience 1% or Greater Error Processing for Supply Chain Transactions

In 2009 we conducted a study on the inter-relationships of B2B e-commerce deployments and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) projects.  One of the issues we explored…

March 8, 2010 3 minutes read
Dr. Hau Lee’s Triple-A Supply Chain

Dr. Hau Lee’s Triple-A Supply Chain

One of the best strategy concepts that I have encountered in recent years is Dr. Hau Lee of Stanford University’s Triple-A Supply Chain.  Dr. Lee…

December 1, 2009 2 minutes read
Modernization vs. Innovation: Getting Ahead in the Era of the New Normal

Modernization vs. Innovation: Getting Ahead in the Era of the New Normal

For the past 18 months (or there about), analysts, journalists, bloggers and sometimes people who are all three rolled into one have discussed the need…

November 23, 2009 5 minutes read
Ten Reasons the B2B e-Marketplaces Failed

Ten Reasons the B2B e-Marketplaces Failed

After reading my earlier post on B2B e-Marketplaces, someone asked me – Why write about the B2B e-Marketplaces?  It was a long time ago and…

November 9, 2009 5 minutes read
B2B e-Marketplaces – A Look Back Ten Years Later

B2B e-Marketplaces – A Look Back Ten Years Later

Some call it the Golden Age of B2B e-Commerce.  Others call it the height of insanity.  Regardless of your perspective, it is difficult to argue…

October 28, 2009 5 minutes read
The Incredible HULFT – My Favorite B2B Network Protocol

The Incredible HULFT – My Favorite B2B Network Protocol

Of all the various B2B Communications and Managed File Transfer (MFT) protocols in the market, HULFT is probably my favorite.  AS1 is probably a close…

August 27, 2009 2 minutes read
What are some of the key drivers for integrating ERP and B2B systems?

What are some of the key drivers for integrating ERP and B2B systems?

In my previous blog entry relating to ERP I discussed how the automotive industry has become so reliant on these systems for running their day…

April 30, 2009 6 minutes read
Where Supplier Portals Went Wrong

Where Supplier Portals Went Wrong

There is no dispute that portals have changed supply chains forever. However, as with many disruptive technologies, not only has a new set of benefits…

March 20, 2009 6 minutes read
Benefits of Supplier Portals

Benefits of Supplier Portals

Portals were one of the innovative new technologies introduced during the dot com era. But unlike marketplaces, exchanges and other failed concepts, portals successfully gained…

March 18, 2009 3 minutes read
What can Dominos Pizza Teach us About Supply Chain Visibility?

What can Dominos Pizza Teach us About Supply Chain Visibility?

Last weekend we had some friends over to visit our house and rather than cooking we decided to place an order for pizza delivery from…

May 16, 2008 5 minutes read

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