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Is It Time To Replace?

In my experience, replacing E/CTRM software isn’t something that users do lightly – if at all – until they are forced to do so. The problem is that even... continue reading

Traceability May Be The Hot Issue For 2017

Traceability is rapidly becoming or is already a major issue for many commodities. The widely accepted definition of traceability from the International Organization for Standards (ISO) is as follows,... continue reading

Trade Facilitation & Enforcement Act Highlights Significant Supply Chain Risks

After our blog regarding Traceability yesterday, I was alerted to the National Coffee Association who have highlighted the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act as a significant supply chain risk... continue reading

Traceability Needs of Commodity Firms Growing

A story in today’s Financial Times highlights the growing need for traceability by commodity firms. Olam is under attack for both excessive deforestation in Africa and lack of visibility... continue reading

King Coal is Dead. Long Live the King.

My Opa, a Texas-German farmer like his father and his father’s father before him, were keenly aware of that time-honored proverb “Make hay while the sun shines.” While the... continue reading

CTRM Conference Roundtable Unmissable?

The first roundtable discussion at the forthcoming 2016 CTRM Conference should be something rather special as it is focused on “Critical Issues for CTRM Users in a Low Cost... continue reading

Raising the Next Generation of Commodity Traders

It was the early ‘70s and I was done with the “kids games” of my youth. Chutes & Ladders, Sorry, and a colorful deck of Go-Fish cards sat gathering... continue reading

The Technologically Fabulous and Economically Challenged World of Rare Earth Metals

Perspective and point of reference is critical when making conversation.   For example, I recently picked up a pair of ultralight ear bud speakers at an airport kiosk and casually... continue reading

Time is short – Please participate in our latest market research effort

We’re seeking your participation in a new research effort by Commodity Technology Advisory. This new project looks at the impacts and implications of low priced energy commodities as they... continue reading

Oil Traders Panic…not because of prices, but because Yahoo Messenger is going away

Yahoo announced last month that they’re ending support of their legacy versions of their IM product, Yahoo Instant Messenger, and after August 5 will only support their web-based version.... continue reading

The 2016 CTRM Vendor Perceptions Report is now available

ComTech’s latest report on market views and perceptions of CTRM technology vendors and solutions has just released and is available for download or online reading.  This 2016 CTRM Vendor... continue reading

Vendor Perception Study – Not Much Time Left

ComTech will close the survey part of the vendor perception study at the end of April meaning that there isn’t much time left for you to give your opinions... continue reading

A Day With Dycotrade

Last week, I attended the Dycotrade Customer event in Rotterdam. It was held at the private Royal Maas Yacht Club and included around 45 customers and partners of the... continue reading

ComTech releases the 2016 CTRM Market Update

New report provides an interim review of market trends and market size ComTech has just released our 2016 CTRM Market Update report, which is an interim update to our... continue reading

Buy Versus Build Report Issued

Towards the back end of the summer of 2015, ComTech began to note what looked like an increase in popularity of at least considering building CTRM software in house.... continue reading

Shifting Markets and Impacts Discussion

The market for CTRM software is not homogenous and consists of a number of overlapping markets identified by commodity group, geography and industry niche. For example, a generator in... continue reading

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