The Brief – May 2021


Agile Demand-Supply Alignment Functionality, Debunking AI Myths, Buying Materials on Behalf of Suppliers

Best practices, technology, and new takes on critical business topics from ChainLink Research

Thursday, May 13, 2021 – Published once each month.

By Bill McBeath

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Here we look at what is needed for a platform to provide Agile Demand-Supply Alignment functionality in supplier-facing functionality (e.g. sourcing, production management), quality management, and logistics and global trade. These include areas such as production visibility, supply risk management, quality management (detection and resolution), and logistics capabilities. [ Read: Agile Demand-Supply Alignment — Part 2D ]

AI for Supply Chain: Six Common AI Myths Explained

Thursday, May 13, 2021

We debunk myths about AI vs. human thinking, AI autonomy, the role of data, open source AI, the role of data scientists, and AI’s impact on jobs. [ Read: AI for Supply Chain: Debunking the Myths — Part Two ]

Supply Chain Orchestration — Part Two: Buying Materials or Components on Behalf of Suppliers

Thursday, May 13, 2021

One important way that Supply Chain Orchestrators manage multiple tiers is sourcing and buying on behalf of their suppliers. Learn how and why that is done. [ Read: Supply Chain Orchestration — Part Two ]

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