Briefs

Blockchains & Supply Chains

The most well-known and spectacular (or some might say highly speculative) instance of a blockchain distributed ledger technology (DLT) is bitcoin, the cryptocurrency platform. Yet when one takes a broader view of this emerging technology, supply chain applications...

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Cross-Sell Alternatives for Service Providers

How can a service provider effectively cross-sell a broad solution set? We’ve seen five general approaches; all have pros and cons and can work well in some situations. It’s time well spent assessing which is the best choice for your company.

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IT Due Diligence for M&A – A Value Creation Approach

Most senior executives would agree that a company’s information technology (IT) capabilities can be a significant strategic asset. So don’t just check for skeletons in the closet in your M&A assessment process! Use a value creation approach to IT due diligence to assess market fit, scalability, and risk.

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Control Tower of Things: Opportunity for 3PLs

If the future of IoT is indeed about services, not things, 3PLs are now strongly positioned to create new value for customers by leveraging their recent investments in supply chain control towers to extend their service offerings to encompass a Control Tower of Things.

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Inland Ports: On Track for Growth

What does it take for a new inland port to succeed? We offer a ten-point checklist of key success factors in the planning and preparation for new inland hubs.

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