How to improve your supply chain performance

Blockchain for Supply Chains?

Blockchain for Supply Chains?

Blockchain for Supply Chains? Not ready yet, but transition could take place in the not too distant future. PipeChain is definately looking into it. Earlier this year, IBM conducted the largest study to date on the state of adoption of blockchain.  The study interviewed almost 3,000 C-Suite executives from over 80 countries and 20 industries to learn about theirRead more about Blockchain for Supply Chains?[…]

The elephant in the room is interoperability

The elephant in the room is interoperability

This is another great post by Lora Cecere. She’s addressing the critical aspect of supply chain connectivity, coming from the supply chain visibility angle. There is friction in the process of data exchange. Investments in ERP are not the answer. The elephant in the room is interoperability. Companies struggle to connect their multiple systems and  combineRead more about The elephant in the room is interoperability[…]

How to Reach Datadriven Supply Chains

How to Reach Datadriven Supply Chains

Today, top management teams are talking about digitalization of supply chains end-to-end, using old as well as new technology and methodology like Internet of Things (IoT), big data technology and industry/process standardization and automation. It is all about getting the supply chain connected. It’s to a large extent about a skill shift, again, and thisRead more about How to Reach Datadriven Supply Chains[…]

Future Supply Chains will be Datadriven – Driven by the Fact that they are Connected

Future Supply Chains will be Datadriven – Driven by the Fact that they are Connected

Data are to this century what oil was to the last one: a driver of growth and change. Flows of data have created new infrastructure, new businesses, new monopolies, new politics and—crucially—new economics. Digital information is unlike any previous resource; it is extracted, refined, valued, bought and sold in different ways. It changes the rulesRead more about Future Supply Chains will be Datadriven – Driven by the Fact that they are Connected[…]

Demand chain will be the new systems focus

Demand chain will be the new systems focus

“The vast majority of enterprise systems are still organized around a Maginot Line inherited from their prior decades – the supply chain, management activity is still largely focused on optimizing its own operations, and the enterprise is still defining itself around the goods and services it provides instead of the constituencies it serves and theRead more about Demand chain will be the new systems focus[…]

Transforming the Digital Automotive Supply Chain

Transforming the Digital Automotive Supply Chain

PipeChain attending the Automotive Conference “Transforming the Digital Supply Chain” in Berlin 15th-16th May. Logistics and IT professionals from the global automotive supply chain gather and discuss areas such as: Restructuring for Digital Transformation, Challenges & Opportunities in M&A, SCM in Asia, Africa and Turkey, Digital Transformation of Packaging Data, Automotive Supply Chain Risk, andRead more about Transforming the Digital Automotive Supply Chain[…]

The Evolution of the Digital Supply Chain

The Evolution of the Digital Supply Chain

Read this interesting post by Roberto Michel. The pace of change around digital supply chain management is rapid. Supply chains are evolving from often poorly synchronized links in a chain into a connected, harmonized network of trading partners who can instantly share information around a digital core. Overall, the digital supply chain is about how systemsRead more about The Evolution of the Digital Supply Chain[…]

Supply Chain 4.0 in Consumer Goods

Supply Chain 4.0 in Consumer Goods

Digitization creates a disruption and requires companies to rethink the way they design their supply chain. The digitization of the supply chain enables companies to address the new requirements of customers, the challenges on the supply side, and the remaining expectations in efficiency improvement. According to this McKinsey paper, digitization leads to a Supply ChainRead more about Supply Chain 4.0 in Consumer Goods[…]

Sales Motions, Supply Chain Trends & Top Executives’ Focus

Sales Motions, Supply Chain Trends & Top Executives’ Focus

Geoffrey Moore is having interesting thoughts, as always. We actually practice both Sales Motions in our cloud-based software company focusing on Supply Chain Digitalization. And Sales Motion #2 is well supported by market trends such as Digitalization, Cloud & Collaboration that are more and more sponsored by companies’ Top Executives. Read Geoffrey’s thoughts here: TwoRead more about Sales Motions, Supply Chain Trends & Top Executives’ Focus[…]