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GT Nexus and TradeCard Announce a Merger: A Significant Market Development

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On Monday of this week, multi-enterprise B2B collaboration platform vendor GT Nexus and cloud-based sourcing provider TradeCard announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Both provide and operate advanced business collaboration networks that supply chains rely on to better manage physical and financial processes on a global scale with thousands of trading partners.  This merger remains subject to customary closing conditions and clearance from antitrust regulatory agencies. If consummated, this merger brings together GT Nexus’s cloud-based logistics and transportation management with the sourcing and financial supply chain capabilities of TradeCard. As noted in the press release, the combined entity has the potential to serve 20,000 businesses with a combined clod platform representing $100 billion in trade. GT Nexus brings industry focus for manufacturing, retail and logistics services while the TradeCard focus has been in retail and consumer soft goods. According to a posting from the […]

Larry Lapide Cited for Lifetime Achievement

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Supply Chain Matters provides another edition of amplifying Distinguished Supply Chain Professionals who have garnered noteworthy and well deserved industry or professional recognition. In December 2012, The Institute of Business Forecasting and Planning (IBF) presented a Lifetime Achievement in Business Forecasting & Planning award to Larry Lapide, Ph.D, Research Affiliate, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics and Lecturer, University of Massachusetts Boston.  Many of our readers probably know Larry from his career in both management consulting and the Industry Analyst world, as well as his appearances and talks at many industry conferences and management forums.    This author was especially pleased to hear of this award, since Larry was my very able mentor and first manager while we worked together in the original supply chain management research practice at AMR Research. I am proud to have Larry as a continued friend throughout the years. This IBF recognition notes: “Larry has provided […]