Supply Chain Collaboration Technology, Part 2: The Role of Managed Services

Business-to-business (B2B) integration in the supply chain is complex business, as we discovered in part 1 of this article - which helps explain why most companies either don't bother to build strong integratinos, or, only do it for customers who demand it.

But nearly a third of companies (30%) have opted for B2B integration as a managed service, and they report reaping considerable benefits, among them:


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About Dann Anthony Maurno

Dann Anthony Maurno is a seasoned business journalist who began his career as International Marketing Manager with Lilly Software, then moved on as a freelancer to write for such prestigious clients as CFO Magazine; Compliance Week;Manufacturing Business Technology; Decision Resources, Inc.; The Economist Intelligence Unit; and corporate clients such as Iron Mountain, Microsoft and SAP. He is the co-author of Thin Air: How Wireless Technology Supports Lean Initiatives(CRC/Productivity Press, 2010).

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Supply Chain Collaboration Technology

Hi Dann, I enjoyed your article on how supply chain technology has reduced overall operational costs for those companies that have adopted the various technologies. Dynamics TMS Transportation Management Solution for NAV is one of those applications that leverages multiple technologies of EDI, WAN as well as Web Services out of the box. With a "plug and play" integration into NAV 2013/2015/2016, companies can either manage their transportation internally or leverage our managed services option.

Aristides (Ari) P. Smith, President & CEO
Next Generation Logistics, Inc.
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