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Business Networks vs Control Towers in the Supply chain

Trade Wars and Warehousing: Repositioning Supply Chains for Success

It’s almost impossible to keep up with trade war news today – whether it’s U.S.-China, UK’s Brexit, EU vs Tech Giants, or anyone of the 101 international trade dispute cases filed with the WTO since 2015. Trade disputes cause havoc with global supply networks, affecting both supply and demand, as well as logistics providers who move the goods. Here is what companies can do to reduce the effects of trade wars, manage the volatility of markets, and position themselves for agility and innovation in the face of uncertainty…

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Business Networks vs Control Towers in the Supply chain

Business Networks Versus Control Towers: Antagonists or Allies?

While industry analysts are hailing multi-party business networks as the greatest innovation in supply chains, control towers continue to be embraced by analysts and companies alike. Which one do you really need, and which will provide the most value? You may be surprised at the answer.

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One Network Ramping Sales as Uber-like Network Gets Traction

The software company is ramping up hiring and bolstering sales amid surging demand for its tech, according to Joe Bellini, the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

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Dana Implements One Network’s Cutting-Edge Logistics Systems

Global powertrain supplier Dana gained full visibility into its supply chain after implementing the One Network platform.

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Mobilizing Your Business for Tough Times and Global Commerce

A multi-party network platform connects all trading partners to a single network with a single connection. It provides one, trusted version of the truth for all trading partners, and enables data to flow freely and in real-time, eliminating information lag and reducing both supply and demand variability.

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DMS? Yes! How Dana Manages Freight Faster and Smarter with One Network’s Intelligent Logistics System

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.

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How Network Control Towers Create Value Throughout the Supply Chain

Supply chain control towers have been around for a few years now and enthusiasm for them remains high. Largely because they promise enormous value and are ambitious and challenging undertaking not easily achieved in today’s supply chains.

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Chemonics and One Network Partner to Support the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program

Chemonics International and One Network Enterprises are partnering together to promote and safeguard the timely and safe delivery of health medicines and commodities throughout Nigeria.

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Beyond Digital Transformation: Creating a Platform for Innovation

A digital transformation is not about incremental improvements achieved through kaizen or Lean practices or widespread cost cutting. It’s also not simply a new initiative around exploring or implementing a contemporary technology like artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT) or blockchain.

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Streamlining Global Trade: How to Mitigate Tariffs and Trade Wars with Your Supply Chain

We hardly need reminding of the global challenges facing companies today, from increased competition from low cost foreign competitors, to tariffs and changing regulations. As if that weren’t challenging enough, there is the need to keep abreast of technology innovations such as digital business networks, artificial intelligence and blockchain, that are giving startups the opportunity to leapfrog more traditional and mature companies.

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6 Constraints of AI in the Supply Chain: How to Achieve Full Value from AI

Artificial intelligence has the potential to radically change just about everything for the better. Its impact is likely to match that of electricity and other general-purpose technologies that have enriched our lives. Early signs of its impact are already emerging in test cases with autonomous vehicles, including ships and planes, and the benefits go well beyond reduced manpower.

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Industry 4.0: Why Manufacturers Need to Keep Their Eye on the Long Game

An industrial revolution is a fundamental shift in the way industry works that forever changes the way manufacturing is done. However, besieged by bright shiny objects of Industry 4.0, manufacturers should focus on long term goals instead of being swept up by the abundance of new technologies, such as cloud, big data, IoT, mobile, location, additive manufacturing, edge computing, miniaturization, augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence (AI), automation, and robotics.

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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.

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Driving Supply Chain Transformation

Globally, the automotive and manufacturing segments have seen record-setting profits over the past decade. Gradually, the source of those profits has been shifting from Europe, North America, and Japan to emerging markets in the rest of the world, which means production and supply patterns are shifting too.

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Tackling Trust in Machine Learning and Neural Networks

Issues of explainability, interpretability, and regulatory compliance all share one thing in common: they contribute to a marked distrust of advanced machine learning and neural networks. Although it’s not always easy to understand the various weights and measures that determine the outcomes of these predictive artificial intelligence models, the actions based on their results are usually perfectly clear.

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Optimizing the Modern Supply Chain Enterprise with a Control Tower for CFOs

Today’s modern organization has critical links that comprise a complex ecosystem. It’s made up of customers, partners, employees, connected factories, vehicles, and devices. In fact, most of the value and data a company needs to function effectively lies outside its four walls.

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Avoid These 5 Things That Might Slow Down Your Supply Chain Shipment

Supply chain management is supposed to deliver flexibility, efficiency and, above all, speed. Accomplishing those objectives and related goals for global supply chains is a matter of getting things right and, equally important, not doing things wrong. (One Network Enterprises quoted in article)

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Fighting Counterfeit Products in the Supply Chain

As pharmaceutical and food supply chains become more global, the risk of fraud, substitution, and counterfeiting increases. Consumers are demanding more transparency and safety adherence as these issues arise.

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Using Multi-Party Networks to Conquer Pharmaceutical Challenges

Pharmaceutical companies provide vital products to protect and enrich our lives, but manufacturing and supply chain issues can lead to unnecessary escalation of costs, quality issues and product shortages. If the lapse is serious enough, it can also lead to the distribution of expired, substandard, and counterfeit medicines that threaten the health and lives of patients.

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How Modern Networks are Supporting Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Recovery

Ensuring how lifesaving medicines and supplies are distributed is challenging, especially when it involves moving supplies in a hurry. Whether overseeing how disaster relief services are distributed in a time of crisis or to secure the medical supply chain to help eliminate counterfeit drugs, locking lock down the global supply chain and achieving transparency has never been more critical.

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Blockchain 2.0: Ready for Business

The lure of blockchain is irresistible to many companies, especially those entangled in complex relationships and transactions with other organizations. These companies see possible salvation in blockchain’s single, authoritative record of the truth, and nowhere is this more evident than in the supply chain.

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Unlocking the Power of Blockchain 2.0 in Logistics

Out with the old and in with the new: new hybrid, blockchain-enabled, multi-party networks are poised to revolutionize logistics.

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Data and Disaster: What Businesses Can Learn from Flight 32

In any industry…in any situation, data overload – especially if it involves undifferentiated data – quickly becomes unmanageable, impossible to use, and often a distraction that can severely impact outcomes. Remember Quantas Flight 32?

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Sixth Sense: The evolution of Digital Business Networks

We are at a unique time in history, experiencing an explosion of new technologies, from Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the Internet of Things (IoT), quantum computing to stem cell therapies. It’s an exciting time with almost unimaginable potential to enhance products, lower costs, and improve our health and productivity with AI and automation.

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Leveraging Data to Support Your Supply Chain: What to Watch For in 2019

There are interesting shifts and trends in the market as organizations grapple with the abundance of data at their disposal. This year we saw the growth and maturation of various technologies designed to help businesses harvest useful information from all relevant sources. Enterprises had to make sure that data was available to other processes so it could derive business insights. As we prepare for the coming year, we anticipate this trend to continue particularly in the following areas.

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Blockchain Remains Relevant

With several companies involved in pilot programs, the next stage of blockchain technology rests on trust.

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Cooking Up Profits: How a Healthy Supply Chain Can Improve Customer Satisfaction, Reduce Costs and Mitigate Risk

According to 2017 figures from the National Restaurant Association, roughly more than one million restaurants across the country ring up $799 billion in sales each year, so it goes without saying that creating a niche helps these establishments stay competitive.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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…

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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.”

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Dana 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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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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Boosting Supply Chain Productivity

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

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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?

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