How to improve your supply chain performance

Companies fail in unlocking the full value and potential of becoming digital

Companies fail in unlocking the full value and potential of becoming digital

85% of companies have heavily invested in digital technologies, but very few have succeeded in achieving the expected growth value. The hardest part, where most companies fail, is unlocking the full value and potential of digital by taking a strategic and customer focused approach. To achieve this, three critical capabilities need to be developed: connectivity, intelligentRead more about Companies fail in unlocking the full value and potential of becoming digital[…]

The Era of Linear Supply Chains May Soon Be Over

The Era of Linear Supply Chains May Soon Be Over

This interesting article addresses a hot topic that has been debated for a long time now. I think it’s worth addressing it in the data integration perspective, since the future supply chains will be data-driven. Supply Chain Integration in the digital era will require more than linear thinking. You need to think “ecosystems”, network-based companies,Read more about The Era of Linear Supply Chains May Soon Be Over[…]

Automotive Industry’s Digital Maturity and Reinvention

Automotive Industry’s Digital Maturity and Reinvention

Digitalized processes using digital technology have only begun to penetrate industries. As this trend continues its advance, the implications for revenues, profits, and opportunities will be dramatic. E.g. the Automotive industry has still a long way to go (most people think this industry is a front runner). It’s not about creating a digital strategy usingRead more about Automotive Industry’s Digital Maturity and Reinvention[…]

Supply Chain Performance & Cost-to-Serve – Seeing the Bigger Picture

Supply Chain Performance & Cost-to-Serve – Seeing the Bigger Picture

You can achieve great business value by visualizing quite simple measures of supply chain performance end-to-end, meaning from your customers, through your own group of companies, and further on to your suppliers. This horizontal view is, however, hard to get if you just work with ERP systems, since they are function oriented (typically “silo based”).Read more about Supply Chain Performance & Cost-to-Serve – Seeing the Bigger Picture[…]

Supply chain control for CFO’s – Remember the Du Pont model?

Supply chain control for CFO’s – Remember the Du Pont model?

The Du Pont method of performance measurement was started by the DuPont Corporation in the 1920s. With this method, assets are measured at their gross book value rather than at net book value in order to produce a higher return on equity (ROE). DuPont analysis tells us that ROE is affected by three things: –Read more about Supply chain control for CFO’s – Remember the Du Pont model?[…]

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[…]