Our recent publication of Supply Chain Networks Revealed generated a lot of comments and questions. Here is an update (Rev 2) of these reports, which we encourage you to download, even if you saw revision 1. We have added some popular application networks to these reports as well as other content. It is essential to understanding the differences between supply chain networks and other types of networks when evaluating technology, if we are to make good choices. However, our research has shown that supply chain networks are little understood, in spite of the current proliferation of writing about them. In our report series, Supply Chain Networks Revealed, we explore supply chain networks and take a deeper dive into what they do and how they work. The series was recently updated and we recommend you download the new revision for important additions. Click on the links or images below to view a detailed description and table of contents for each part and to download a complimentary copy.
Part One: What They Do
Those are the issues central to the growing wave of interest in supply chain networks. Yet networks, what they can provide, and how they are different are little understood in spite of the current proliferation of writing about them. Understanding these differences is fundamental when evaluating technology if we are to make good choices. [Go To Part 1]
Part Two: How They Work
How Do Networks Do It? What Are the Differences? Supply chain application networks in the market today have some history, which is important to understand because it is foundational to their approach to development and architecture. As discussed, there are two fundamental approaches, Integrator Networks (INs) and Real-time SVoT Networks (RSNs). [Go To Part 2]