How to improve your supply chain performance

The Smart Supply Chain

The Smart Supply Chain

Among the business operations especially ripe for transformation by digital and IoT capabilities is the “smart” supply chain. The smart supply chain consists of six key building blocks: horizontally integrated planning and execution logistics visibility procurement smart warehousing spare parts management, and prescriptive analytics. Companies that can put together all these pieces into a coherent andRead more about The Smart Supply Chain[…]

Supply Chains turn Digital – B2B lags behind – Great Opportunities

Supply Chains turn Digital – B2B lags behind – Great Opportunities

B2B lags behind. Why? It’s easy to assume that business digitalization is already far advanced. According to recent research, however, the majority of the work remains to be done. If we look at businesses in general, not only supply chain management, industries are less than 40 percent digitalized according to McKinsey & Company (see tableRead more about Supply Chains turn Digital – B2B lags behind – Great Opportunities[…]

The Cloud Shift is aggressive – Opens up great opportunities

The Cloud Shift is aggressive – Opens up great opportunities

The Cloud Shift is aggressive. This opens up great opportunities, but requires data risk management. More than $1 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to cloud during the next five years, says Gartner. This will make cloud computing one of the most disruptive forces of IT spending since theRead more about The Cloud Shift is aggressive – Opens up great opportunities[…]

Trust in supply chain collaboration, visibility and digitalization is crucial. Can Blockchain play a role?

Trust in supply chain collaboration, visibility and digitalization is crucial. Can Blockchain play a role?

Read this interesting article from Dave Lubowe, IBM and Brigid McDermott, IBM. Blockchains – or distributed ledgers that create a permanent and shared record of every transaction associated with an asset – create an unbroken chain of trust. Each record is time-stamped and appended to the event before it. Blockchains have the potential to generateRead more about Trust in supply chain collaboration, visibility and digitalization is crucial. Can Blockchain play a role?[…]

Now you can get full visibility on your order and transport process

Now you can get full visibility on your order and transport process

Most companies with a large number of suppliers and/or product items usually have one thing in common: a lack of visibility and poor control of the inbound supply flow. PipeChain has recently added more corporate sites and further functionality for a global CPG customer, within the area of supplier collaboration and TMS (Transport Management), for instanceRead more about Now you can get full visibility on your order and transport process[…]

Digital Healthcare Supply Chains in the US

Digital Healthcare Supply Chains in the US

The US Healthcare distributor industry is slowly moving towards increased digital collaboration with customers and manufacturers. PipeChain signs a strategically important Healthcare deal in the US. The new agreement covers cloud-EDI with customers and suppliers, with an option to add Supplier Portal and Performance Visibility. PipeChain’s aim is to grow the packaged solution set-up furtherRead more about Digital Healthcare Supply Chains in the US[…]

The CPG industry is a front-runner for top performing supply chains

The CPG industry is a front-runner for top performing supply chains

It is interesting to realize that the CPG industry really is a front-runner when it comes to implementing processes focused on customer intimicy and VMI for top performing supply chain concepts. PipeChain recently signed another large CPG deal, where the customer will use PipeChain for supply chain planning of deliveries towards key customers in ScandinaviaRead more about The CPG industry is a front-runner for top performing supply chains[…]