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Welcome to the E2open Blog

Welcome to the E2open Blog, 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.

Kevin O'Marah, Chief Content Officer, SCM World
Friday 30 October 2015
Apple’s Greatness and the Paradox of Agility

How do brands balance the need for standardization in the supply chain while still maintaining agility? SCM World's Kevin O'Marah delves into the the example of Apple, and the digital supply chain.

Geoff Annesley, General Manager, Semiconductor
Friday 25 September 2015
NPI: Building a Path to Faster Production and Greater Profitability

Today’s new production introduction (NPI) landscape is dynamic and fast-paced—and many manufacturers are struggling to keep up. What’s weighing them down? 

Kevin O'Marah, Chief Content Officer, SCM World
Friday 4 September 2015
Does supply chain belong at the C-level?

Cost is king, but so is service. For business-orientated supply chain executives, subtleties around when and where costs hit and how customers are affected is too often lost on everyone else. For this reason alone, supply chain definitely belongs at the C-level.

Keith Lawlis, Director, Customer Solutions, Field Operations
Friday 14 August 2015
Value-Based Outcomes for the Extended Enterprise

In the final installment of the series, E2open cloud connectivity expert Keith Lawlis looks at B2B integration investments and how the E2open Business Network delivers value-based outcomes. 

Keith Lawlis, Director, Customer Solutions, Field Operations
Friday 24 July 2015
Flexibility in the Cloud: B2B Connectivity, Delivered Your Way

Do you need agility in your trading partner onboarding, but also flexibility in your B2B services delivery? E2open's Cloud Connectivity expert Keith Lawlis explains the pros and cons of the typical service delivery models.

Sean Rollings, Vice President, Product Marketing, E2open
Wednesday 15 July 2015
New Survey Shows Many Organizations in a Holding Pattern With VMI Program Implementation

new survey from Gatepoint Research and E2open finds that legacy systems are proving to be a barrier not only to successful VMI, but also to actual program implementation. In fact, less than one-third of survey respondents said their organization currently employs VMI. So where do we go from here?

Geoff Annesley, General Manager, Semiconductor
Friday 5 June 2015
Supply Chain Transformation Can Take Years — But AMD’s Story Underscores Why It’s All Worthwhile

Outsourcing doesn’t bring agility or provide competitive advantage unless you also have end-to-end insight into the supply chain. AMD is a testament to the transformative effects of having one consistent view of information across the supply chain. 

Nadjya Ghausi, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, E2open
Thursday 21 May 2015
Gartner Supply Chain Conference 2015: Big Ideas from the Industry’s Biggest Event

We’ve barely been back for a week from Gartner, and my mind is still buzzing with all of the great insights from this whirlwind annual event, where we both participate and present.

Keith Lawlis, Director, Customer Solutions, Field Operations
Tuesday 12 May 2015
Reuse. Integrate. Accelerate. A New Way to Achieve Faster Time to Value

When considering a B2B integration solution, what should be on your wish list? E2open cloud connectivity expert Keith Lawlis explains.

Michael Schmitt, Chief Marketing Officer, E2open
Tuesday 28 April 2015
Ready for a Supply Chain Disruption? Build Resilience Into Your Network, and You Will Be

Sometimes it seems like the only thing businesses can count on is a supply chain disruption, whether it's a supplier going out of business, a labor dispute, a factory fire, or a major weather event courtesy of Mother Nature. How can supply networks remain resilient in the face of unplanned events--even positive ones such as unexpected demand spikes?

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