How to improve your supply chain performance

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]