Supply Chain Buzz

Innovation Anyone?

Need a little inspiration to get you through the day? Take a look at a few of the 'Top Innovation Articles of 2011' from Innovation Excellence. Many of the references are oriented toward general business, but have broad application to all professions, even ours!  

History Lesson: XML

EDI folks are used to hearing about, and even using, XML for eCommerce transactions. Ever wonder how the XML language came to be? Bob DuCharme provides a nice, concise view from the inside in his January 25, 2012 bobdc blog. 

EDI Cost Whitepaper

Every once in awhile, we find an article or whitepaper that gives us almost exactly what we're looking for, except for a caveat or two. A recent whitepaper by the standards organization GS1 UK and the Cranford School of Management entitled "EDI Cost Savings Report" is just that.

Consolidation Anyone?

In the following article by Jason Busch on the Spend Matters site, a couple software company names that are pretty familiar in the purchasing world are getting together. These companies provide much of the same functionality as EDI, albeit with XML-based processes.

Is Your System Up to Par?

Hollis Tibbetts, a well-known and respected technology blogger, poses a great question in his "Is Your Integration Platform a Relic?" article on the Sys-Con site.

On the Horizon for 2012

Although we're well into 2012, we're still encountering some great 'best of', 'predictions' and 'trends' lists. Steve Keifer from GXS gives us his predictions for 2012 on businesscomputingworld.co.uk. Although EDI isn't mentioned specifically, it's embedded in several of his most important points.

An IT Publisher's Resolutions

Here's a short article with New Year's resolutions from Michael Friedenberg, the CEO of a group that publishes several popular IT-oriented magazines.  What are some of your key resolutions for this year?

Supply Chain Buzz

What’s the buzz? Check out our “Supply Chain Buzz” tab at the top of the page to see a listing of articles specially selected for our readers. Our intrepid researcher, coincidentally named ‘Buzz’, scours news sources daily to personally select blog posts and articles that ought to be very interesting to you. Supply chain, eCommerce, EDI, logistics, job skills, ERPs, DCs, measurements….. the topics are right up our alley!.
 
Do yourself a favor and make it a point to check out what Buzz has cherry picked for your discerning
tastes.

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