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Article: Brexit, Global Trade and the Digital Transformation of the Supply Chain

On June 23, 2016 the United Kingdom voted in a referendum to leave the European Union (EU), with the official departure set for Friday March 29, 2019 at 11 p.m. What businesses will wake up to on March 30 is unclear at this time, yet many are worried as they prepare, and they are right to be concerned. Learn More

Article: Supply Chain Visibility and Transparency: How Everybody Wins

Supply chain transparency is rapidly becoming a priority as many enterprises realize the advantages of having and sharing certain information with trading partners and consumers. By increasing supply chain transparency, companies can connect with consumers, build trust, achieve better visibility to all parts of the supply chain to drive improvements, and react faster and more effectively when problems occur. Learn More

Article: Blockchain Will Revolutionize the Medical Industry – Here’s How

Going to the doctor’s can be a real pain. Unless you’re fortunate enough to live in one of those Scandinavian countries where everything just works, for most of us, a trip to the doctor is a never-ending cycle of bureaucratic misery. Trying to get an appointment, verifying insurance, searching for medical records. If even the thought of it makes your stomach tighten in knots, take heart… Blockchain will revolutionize the medical industry soon enough. Learn More

Article: How to Avoid Supply Chain Control Tower Failures

Supply chain control towers can offer significant benefits to companies by extending visibility and control beyond the enterprise, and enabling advanced analytics, real-time collaboration, and sophisticated optimization. However, many control towers do not reach their full potential as they are built on antiquated foundations. Learn More

Will Blockchain Breathe New Life Into Legacy Systems?

ERP and legacy systems have been around for decades, since the 1990s, with roots that go back even earlier. While the internet has taken off and changed the way consumers buy, many companies remain rooted in enterprise systems that reside within the enterprise. Cloud-based systems offer many advantages, and yet enterprise systems still endure. Learn More

Commentary: How LSPs are driving profits through digital transformation

To effectively serve today’s complex, fast-moving supply chains, logistics service providers must be able to immediately react to shifts in supply and demand. Multiparty, cloud-based networks that provide a real-time, single version of the truth across the extended supply chain are helping them do that. Learn More

Optimizing Port Throughput

Hyper-connection has fueled the growth of commerce around the world. Our ports serve as gateways for those goods, speeding or impeding their passage from source to customer. Learn More

10 Reasons to Consider a TMS

Why do you need a Transport Management System? Instant gratification is embedded in the psyche of today’s consumer. Whatever it is that the consumer wants, he wants it to be in stock, and he wants it now. Learn More

Triple Threat to Retail: Time to Close the Innovation Gap

Traditional retailers are under tremendous pressure from online and other forces. But how bad is it? And what can retailers do to remain competitive? Learn More

Veteran’s Freedom Retreat to Hold Fourth Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome Program for North Texas Veterans

The Veteran’s Freedom Retreat (VFR), a unique 501c3 program that addresses the unmet needs of Veterans and their significant others suffering from the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), today announced that it has scheduled a fourth retreat for the North Texas area on March 11-18, 2018 at the Coyote Ranch resort in Wichita Falls. Learn More

Three steps the Pentagon can follow to move away from legacy applications

Although every industry and service arm have their own way of doing business, there are underlying commonalities among them. The government is no different. For large organizations then, it is good architectural practice to put common capabilities in a module that can be used and re-used by the entire ecosystem of users and development partners. Learn More

How multi-party platforms could solve some of the Pentagon’s IT troubles

In 2011, after a lengthy and in-depth review of technology projects in the Department of Defense, the Institute for Defense Analyses reported, “DoD had invested over $5.8 billion in ERPs (Enterprise Resource Planning) and will invest additional billions before the ERPs are fully implemented. Most of these programs are over budget, behind schedule, and have not met performance expectations.” Learn More

Dining In Is The New Dining Out!

Not too long ago, the only meal most people could get delivered was pizza. But today, consumers in major metropolitan markets can get anything from sushi to pierogies delivered to their home or workplace. Learn More

DMS? Yes!

A growing number of companies are discovering the benefits of implementing demand management solutions (DMS). DMS endeavors to reach beyond traditional forecasting to sense demand in real time, enabling nimble adjustments of purchases and inventories, thereby lowering costs. Learn More

Permissibility in a Platform for NMMES-TR and the Department of Defense

David Stephens discusses the power of multi-party Permissibility in the context of the Navy Maritime Maintenance Enterprise Systems Technical Refresh (NMMES-TR). What is Permissibility and why is it so vital in platform for the Dept of Defense? Learn More

How Blockchains Can Revolutionize the Supply Chain

Ranjit Notani, One Network’s co-founder and CTO, looks at the potential of Blockchain to radically transform how supply chains are managed, and how we can address the one major weakness Blockchain has. Learn More

The Autonomous and Self-Learning Supply Chain

One Network’s Adeel Najmi on how AI is heralding the next frontier of Supply Chain Control Towers. Learn More

How Digital Cloud Networks are Fueling Supply Chain

In Industry Today, One Network’s Rob Choy explains how companies are driving supply chain efficiencies with digital network. Learn More

8 Fundamentals for Achieving AI Success in Supply Chain

Why do so many AI implementations in supply chain deliver such disappointing results? Greg Brady, One Network founder and CEO, explains the (often missing) building blocks that underlie a successful AI implementation. Learn More

How to Beat Amazon by Digitizing Your Supply Chain

Amazon is coming after retailers business. Stuck on low margins and outdated business models, their only chance to survive resides in implementing two strategies swiftly and decisively… Learn More

What Retailers Need to Know to Create a Consumer-Driven Supply Network

The “old model” of supply chain involves connecting companies one-to-one many times over in order to transact business across your supply network — with all companies in the network replicating their own internal demand and supply processes, and getting them connected via EDI or worse, emails and spreadsheets. This outdated model promotes delays, inaccuracies and inefficiencies across the supply chain, and makes it structurally difficult to improve performance in terms of cost, velocity and transparency. Bernard Goor explains a better way… Learn More

Why Grocery Retailers Need to Digitize Now

One Network’s Bernard Goor writes in Inbound Logistics magazine about the urgent need for Grocery retailers to digitize their supply chains, or face the possibility of losing market share, or worse. Learn More

Disrupting E-Commerce: How Digital Networks Are Creating A Better Consumer Experience

The rise of e-commerce and the popularity of smart devices, has shifted the balance of power away from retailers and brands and put the consumer squarely on top. One Network CEO, Greg Brady, explains how companies can use digital networks to provide a superior customer experience. Learn More

Anglicotech and One Network Work with US Marine Corp

This NCMS article discusses some of the work that One Network Enterprises is doing with the US Marine Corps. Learn More

Automotive Logistics: Making a Success of Collaboration

Greg Brady, One Network CEO, explains Why collaboration is better achieved with a cloud-based network platform than a legacy ERP system. Learn More

Fixing the Fractured Restaurant Supply Chain

How digital business networks help restaurants and suppliers become more consumer-driven, reduce waste and boost margin
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Beyond ERP: Three Trends Transforming Enterprise Business Systems

There is a paradigm shift underway in enterprise software that is impacting companies in every industry. Fueled by technical advancements in cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and machine learning, there are three trends that are profoundly reshaping how enterprise software is developed, delivered and consumed. Learn More

Wireless Disruptor Distinguishes Itself with Supply Chain Innovation

Alan Pendleton said the RTVN brings together all the necessary parties, including Republic Wireless, its suppliers, third-party logistics providers, and parcel carriers to orchestrate inbound supply and e-commerce. “Our team is not manually entering and executing transactions,” he said. “We want them to be strategic thinkers, decision makers, negotiators and ultimately advocates of the customer experience.” Learn More

A Recipe for Digital Transformation Success: How to Apply a Fresh Approach to the Restaurant Supply Chain

Just as ride-share network companies such as Uber have disrupted the taxi industry, new multi-party cloud network platforms are helping disrupt the fine and casual dining industry. New multi-party cloud computing platforms enable completely new models that address the growing number of supply chain challenges… Learn More

One Network – Air Force, NCMS and Industry Collaborate on Next Generation Expeditionary Logistics Systems

One Network’s logistics application, along with the concept of operations, and agile strategy, were described by Department of Defense (DoD) leadership as “equivalent to the laser guided munitions in its importance to logistics IT – if demonstrated to be feasible.” Learn More

Why You Should Leverage Multi-Enterprise Business Networks

Executives are increasingly asking IT to look at the business from the outside in and consider the business ecosystem that affects all participant’s health and growth opportunities. Now multi-enterprise business networks are doing just that… Learn More

University Research Affirms Benefits of Eliminating Information Delays

A core principle of One Network Enterprises is that reducing information latency – even eliminating it, if possible – is fundamental to how it brings value to its customers, and it now has the science to back it up. Learn More

Extending JIT Beyond the Enterprise

JIT initiatives have generated a lot of success due to its shared visibility, coordinated pull-based flow, alignment between schedules across workstations, consensus driven management, mitigation of variability and elimination of non-value added work. Unfortunately, the benefits of JIT programs have been limited to within enterprise boundaries. Now a new technology model promises to unlock this value across the enter supply chain. Learn More

SearchManufacturingERP Editor’s Choice for Innovation: Real Time Value Network

“Editors of SearchManufacturingERP periodically recognize new or upgraded products for innovation or market impact. Their choice for this quarter: One Network’s Real Time Value Network version 16.0.” Learn More

Nucleus Research Report: Supply Chain Control Towers Value Matrix 2016

Download a complimentary copy of Supply Chain Control Towers Value Matrix for 2016, and learn what the sets basic control towers apart from leading network models. Learn More

SDana Achieves Double-Digit savings and More

TechTarget: How Drivetrain systems manufacturer Dana Inc. gained inventory visibility and supply chain efficiency with One Network’s cloud-based supply chain management system. Learn More

How Business-Centric Social apps Will Transform Business

CIOReview.com: One Network’s CTO Ranjit Notani explains how a new breed of social apps for the enterprise are poised to overhaul the way we do business, improving collaboration, speeding up new partnerships and enhancing business performance. Learn More

SandHill.com: How Network Platforms Are Disrupting ERP and Supply Chains

Sand Hill interviews ONE CEO Greg Brady on how network platform solutions deliver greater value and slash the total cost of ownership… Learn More

Using IoT to Optimize Fleet Management

IoT technology is a critical component to reducing over-all delivery and supply management expenses as it can be combined with other technologies to help improve important dimensions of handling and servicing fleets. One Network’s Geoff Annesley provides an illuminating case study into IoT done right. Learn More

Break Away from Antiquated Supply Chains

One Network’s Adeel Najmi argues in Supply Chain Brain, that our thinking about “supply chains” is holding us back from realizing considerable gains in supply chain performance. Learn More

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices – Product Leadership Award 2016

Frost & Sullivan awards One Network the Best Practices – Product Leadership award – read Frost & Sullivan’s analysis of what sets One Network apart.
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The Perfect Formula for Determining Inventory Levels

By Dr. David Nowicki, Dr. Wesley Randall, Dr. Shailesh Kulkarni, University of North Texas

For years, supply chain executives have asked how can they reduce inventory without affecting customer service levels or shifting cost to other supply chain partners, and the answer could be a new inventory management strategy.
This article first appeared in Supply Chain Management Review. Read the Article

Technology Value Matrix 2015 Supply Chain Control Towers

Today, leading control tower software vendors are starting to marry planning and execution applications into one console to provide end-to-end supply chain visibility for course correction. Read the Article

Boosting Supply Chain Productivity

Greg Brady, CEO of One Network based in Dallas, offers three things executives can do to find hidden opportunities… Read the Article

Inventory Replenishment: Why Push When You Can Pull?

Today‘s supply chains are undergoing significant pressures to become more demand-driven. Retailers, distributors, and manufacturers must choose the approach they hope will make the most profit. Should you produce goods according to demand forecasts, or by reacting to what consumers already bought? Read the Report

A Closer Look at One Network Enterprises

One pioneer in building demand-driven supply chains is One Network Enterprises. Its network-wide platform uses demand signals (point-of-sales information) to establish a pull rather than push process for inventory throughout the supply chain. While it requires more from partners, potential benefits in changing inventory carrying costs and working capital are significant. Read the Report

Virtual Orchestration Highways for Enterprise Communities

“[The siloed supply chain is] a fundamental problem that is especially ripe for disruption. Get ready, because major change is on the horizon.” Learn More

ONE and KPMG Featured in MHL News

Material Handling and Logistics reports on Richard Dean and Rob Barrett’s presentation on the demise of the term “supply chain” and the rise of “supply networks” at Industry Week’s Best Plants Conference. Learn More

Greg Brady on Supplier Collaboration

Material Handling and Logistics reports on Richard Dean and Rob Barrett’s presentation on the demise of the term “supply chain” and the rise of “supply networks” at Industry Week’s Best Plants Conference. Learn More