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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

How to Reach Maximum Supply Chain Connectivity & Proactive Mode

How to Reach Maximum Supply Chain Connectivity & Proactive Mode

The lack of order status creates delays and unnecessary costs in the supply chain. Most companies are mature enough in their supply planning to address this challenge, and yet we can see many companies still focused on big ERP projects and prioritizing “within their four walls” improvement projects. A lot of value can easily beRead more about How to Reach Maximum Supply Chain Connectivity & Proactive Mode[…]