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Welcome to E2open Blogs!, an interactive forum where the E2open community can exchange ideas about the latest trends, technologies, and topics of contention in the supply chain world. Here's where we share relevant news, useful insights, industry best practices, and lessons learned in the field—and we welcome your feedback and participation. Comment, ask questions, make recommendations, and collaborate with us to solve today’s most pressing supply chain challenges.

Sean Rollings, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open
Thursday 26 March 2015
S&OP Execution: Where the Real Action Is

The real action happens between your S&OP meetings - it's time to look at execution. Learn the four actions you can take to get off the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) plateau and accelerate your move up and to the right for timely, measurable process improvement.

Keith Lawlis, Director, Customer Solutions, Field Operations
Wednesday 18 March 2015
The Rise of the Business Network

Does your business face challenges in trading network collaboration and process visibility? Find out more about Supply Chain Business Networks and how these end-to-end value networks in the cloud deliver visibility and collaboration capabilities beyond traditional B2B integration solutions.

Sean Rollings, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open
Wednesday 4 March 2015
Supply Chain Visibility: When Your “Future” Thinking Becomes Today’s Best Practice, It Feels Good

It's time to stop relying on yesterday’s news and instead use current insights from both structured and unstructured data in the supply chain to commit with confidence.

Patrick Lemoine, Vice President, Customer Solutions, E2open
Friday 27 February 2015
Five ways beauty supply chains can handle the shake-up in make up

The cosmetics and beauty market has witnessed dramatic changes over the past two decades, which mirror the various economic, social, and cultural shifts taking place around the world. In this highly competitive marketplace, brand owners are in the constant pursuit of the right strategies to broaden their consumer bases.

Keith Lawlis, Director, Customer Solutions, Field Operations
Thursday 26 February 2015
Intelligent Integration: Managing the Extended Enterprise

What is keeping companies from improving the collaboration and end-to-end integration they feel their businesses need, when there is significant opportunity for process and operating efficiencies derived through automation and delivered through multi-enterprise process integration?

Rich Becks, General Manager, Industry Value Chains, E2open
Tuesday 24 February 2015
Supply Chain Resilience: Turning Risk Into Opportunity

Supply chain risk is unavoidable, but can be a true source of competitive advantage. Is your business prepared to mitigate the effects of operational risks or a sudden demand spike? Managing supply chain risk means recognizing that things won't always go according to plan, and having the right infrastructure in place to succeed even through the unexpected.

Bob Ferrari, Vice President and Managing Director, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group LLC
Monday 23 February 2015
New eBook: The Case for Tightly Integrating New Product Introduction and Supply Chain Management

The B2B business network has become the new opportunity for fostering stronger business process relationships with suppliers, as well as integrating new product management and introduction (NPI) with product design, collaborative manufacturing design, change management, and supply chain fulfillment.

Rich Becks, General Manager, Industry Value Chains, E2open
Friday 20 February 2015
Supply Chain Laws: Learning Not to Accept the Status Quo – Part 2

It all boils down to this: You can continue to accept status quo – long lead times and calcified processes – or you can change things. You can connect your partners to a real-time S&OP process in the cloud that can reduce lead times, give your suppliers more visibility into what’s really driving demand, and enable them to become more flexible and agile.

Rich Becks, General Manager, Industry Value Chains, E2open
Thursday 19 February 2015
Supply Chain Laws: Learning Not to Accept the Status Quo – Part 1

 I hear this mantra often from clients across industries: “We’ve always done it this way.” Many organizations are hardwired to operate on long lead times, and the acceptance of the status quo as if it were a “law” is holding back so many supply chains. So where do we go from here?

Sean Rollings, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open
Wednesday 18 February 2015
How the Business Network Turns the Universal Problem into a Global Advantage

In earlier posts in this series, I discussed the universal problem, how to address it, and the need for collaborative planning and execution. It’s time to take a look at the resolution of that need: the business network, which enables organizations to fully realize the advantages of today’s global supply chain.

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