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Cloud can unlock #supplychain innovations via @ebnonline

Supply chain innovation can come from anywhere: A minor process change can streamline a time-consuming function or a full-blown MRP solution can automate such processes. One of the more promising platforms for supply chain innovation is the cloud. The cloud, proponents say, enables better communication and collaboration across supply networks. The systems most often used by the electronics supply chain -- EDI, MRP or ERP -- are closed, costly, and don't communicate very well. Two key aspects of the cloud are enabling businesses to come up with new solutions to old problems, such as partner connectivity and cost. First, the cloud is Internet-based and scalable, so it allows partners to share data across a supply network without a lot of upfront investment. Second, users can develop a set of "rules" that enable partners to see the information they need while protecting other...

Full article: http://www.ebnonline.com/author.asp?doc_id=250741&section...

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