The trend toward environmentally friendly, or green, business practices is permeating just about every industry and, at a more granular level, specific operations within particular segments -- from high-tech server options to green building.The supply chain is no exception, … [Read more...] about The Greening of the Supply Chain
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"Get it in writing" is a quaint concept in the electronic information age -- especially in B2B e-commerce, where a more suitable direction may be: "get in it cXML."Every industry has major players moving back-office functions from sourcing and procurement, to invoicing and … [Read more...] about EXPERT ADVICE Is Your Electronic Data Agreement Your Supply Chain’s Weakest Link?
As companies evaluate their carbon footprints, supply chains are one area of business that have come under increased scrutiny. Making the complex network of manufacturers, packagers, shippers, wholesalers and retailers greener protects the environment, saves energy, and … [Read more...] about The Green Supply Chain: Cutting Out Weak Links
The holiday data breach at Target was opened up with stolen credentials from a vendor in the company's supply chain, according to reports that surfaced last week. That kind of attack is getting more and more common these days."About 80 percent of data breaches originate in the … [Read more...] about SPOTLIGHT ON SECURITY Target Fiasco Shines Light on Supply Chain Attacks
Web services are improving supply chain and business-to-business-to-consumer (B2B2C) network management. As companies such as IBM and Ariba develop better service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based Web services at the partner and customer end, providers such asArch Rock are … [Read more...] about Extending the Supply Chain, Part 2: SOA