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SAP Commodity Management Has Significant Impetus

We have been tracking SAP with interest for the last several years in its efforts around its commodity management solution. To that end, we recently had another briefing with Anja Strothkaemper who is VP SAP Agribusiness and VP Commodity Management. He......
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Agiboo Enjoying Good Demand for Agiblocks Amidst Industry Change

Just before heading to Essen for E-World last week, I had a briefing call with co-founder and Managing Partner, Mr. Jan van den Brom, and CEO, Mr. Bart Kroon, of Agiboo. It had been quite a while since we had last spoken, and it seems that Agiboo has...
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All Change at a Busy E-World

E-World was very busy this year with all vendors reporting good traffic and interest levels. However, most of the vendors had swapped locations over previous years and many had invested in all-new booths as well. Here are a few of the vendor’s bo......
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The great oil refinery experiment is coming to an end at Delta Airlines

Airlines live and die on fuel prices – when the price of oil (and the jet fuel derived from that oil) is high, you’ll see lot of headlines about massive losses in the airline sector.  When oil prices are low, the story lines switch to &#822......
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Next Stop – Essen

Next week both Patrick and I will be at E-World and Water in Essen, Germany. We hope to meet a lot of colleagues there and we may try to be innovative and post some additional blog posts or even multi-media posts while there….. Normal service wil......
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Concord Resources Rolling Out Gen10 Commodity Manager for Metals and Concentrates

A few months ago, after talking with Gen10, I wrote about the broadening choice in metals for CTRM. Recently, I got an update and learned that Gen10 has been working extensively with Concord Resources to implement its Commodity Manager solution for ref......
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Britain’s Retail Energy Segment in Trouble?

An interesting article in Forbes draws attention to the British retail energy segment and the collapse of a 10th independent retailer (Our Power) within a 12-month period. The article by Guarav Sharma draws attention to the plight of independent retail......
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CTRMCenter Gets a Job Board

Before the Christmas holidays, we wrote a blog about how to get the best out of the functionality embedded within CTRMCenter. In that blog, I mentioned we were adding a couple of additional features. Well, the first of those is now up and running &#821......
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Life is about Parallels

It was 1996. Houston was hot and humid as usual as I drove up to start my new job with TransGas Management Inc. I had come across TransGas along with many of the other early gas management application vendors in my role as GM, Energy & Utilities fo......
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Suddenly, Consortia are Actually Delivering

Over the last, what is it now… 35-years in the energy and commodity industry, I have rarely seen participants in the industry work together for their common good. On initiative that I was very familiar with and involved in was POSC  (Petrotechnic......
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