Report: Global Supply Chain Risk Near All-Time High

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The results for Q3 2015 are in on the state of global supply chain risk, and indicators point to a conflicted global environment that contains both continued uncertainty and emerging optimism.

Supply chain risk remains near a record high, according to the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), which produces the…

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The CFO’s New Role: Risk-Spotting Data Savant

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CFOs are increasingly called upon to be data savants in addition to financial experts. Now, the influx of data demands a keen eye for risk as well as potential growth and marketing opportunities. In Big Data, Smaller Risk, David M. Katz explores the steps companies are taking to spot potential links…

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New in Salesforce Analytics Playground: Country Risk Facts

Paul VanDerWerf“When you’re first thinking through an idea, it’s important not to get bogged down in complexity. Thinking simply and clearly is hard to do.” – Sir Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin

As every business knows, there is opportunity and risk when it comes to expanding into a new territory. How to build a reliable supplier network?…

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NetSuite to Bring D&B DaaS to Cloud ERP

ZachNelsonWe at Dun & Bradstreet are thrilled to announce a partnership with NetSuite, the leader in cloud-based ERP and omnichannel commerce solutions. The strategic alliance holds great promise to scrub transactional data in real time, so end users can base business-critical decisions on accurate, enriched information, embedded directly in established workflows.

NetSuite will…

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Be the First to Know with Real-Time Data Monitoring

One Way StockNot that long ago, weekly news magazines like Time and Newsweek kept us up-to-date on world events. In the age of customized news alerts, that sounds about as quaint as ticker tape.

The acceleration of information is speeding up every aspect of business. Product lifecycles are shrinking from years to months – or even weeks….

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Spend Visibility: Knowledge Worth Investing In

Accounts bookYou know the old saying, “Knowledge is power.” It’s especially true when it comes to spend visibility, or the ability for companies to know how much they’re spending, with which suppliers.

It’s surprisingly tricky information to gather and keep current. And it’s important – both to manage costs as well as understanding risks within the supply…

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The Great Build-Out: Infrastructure Needed for the Internet of Things

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I love the first line of this Gigaom article: “Infrastructure is something that people are used to not thinking about.” But ignoring infrastructure is not an option when it comes to supporting the Internet of Things (IoT).

Consider the numbers. Currently, humans generate about Read More…

Your Customer’s World: Using Predictive Analytics to Assess Business Risk

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Congratulations! Your lumber business just scored a large contract to supply materials to an expanding hardware store chain in California. You’re looking at ramping up production and hiring a score of new employees….

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Getting the Data Right for Supply Management

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As the 2014 Institute for Supply Management (ISM) conference wraps up in Las Vegas, it’s a good time to consider the high points of the show. One of the primary focuses of the ISM conference this year was getting supplier data right in management systems and workflows. Without good data to work…

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Can Suppliers Hurt Your Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative?

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Can suppliers jeopardize a business’ social responsibility initiative? Absolutely. Here’s a harder question: How would a company know it’s happening?

There have been a number of high-profile cases in recent years, where reputable companies got dragged through the mud, thanks to the unethical, even illegal, business practices of a…

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