How to improve your supply chain performance

Supply chain digitalization should be a high-profile initiative

Supply chain digitalization should be a high-profile initiative

Ensure that your CEO champions the digitalization of the supply chain. Supply chain digitalization should be a high-profile initiative within your company. Top leadership will play an integral role in the success of the supply chain digitalization, which is becoming an enterprise-wide transformation. At this level, the support from the very top, including the CEO,Read more about Supply chain digitalization should be a high-profile initiative[…]

B2C vs B2B – Human beings are decision makers in both cases

B2C vs B2B – Human beings are decision makers in both cases

B2C vs B2B – Human beings are decision makers in both cases. So, for B2B, defining a value proposition and mapping it to industries, to verticals, to functions within companies, and really getting sharp on the relevance of your product offering to that customer, is critical. A lot of B2C companies get overly focused onRead more about B2C vs B2B – Human beings are decision makers in both cases[…]

Supply Chain Leaders & Blockchain

Supply Chain Leaders & Blockchain

Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize multi-enterprise processes, but this will add the challenge of connecting a far-flung network of trading partners. Despite Blockchain’s hype and its potential, it could take a decade or more before the technology achieves its full potential. Early technology adoption of blockchain will progress over the next three to sevenRead more about Supply Chain Leaders & Blockchain[…]

Supply Chain Connectivity and Hidden Sources of Better Performance

Supply Chain Connectivity and Hidden Sources of Better Performance

To get hold of supply chain data for visualization and performance measuring, you have to be electronically connected to your business partners. A high level of connectivity opens up the possibilities of measuring and improving your processes in the supply chain. This is a hidden source of better supply chain performance and differentiation. Good readRead more about Supply Chain Connectivity and Hidden Sources of Better 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[…]