A holistic, integrated approach to predictive maintenance incorporates data, systems, and human expertise from various functions including engineering, manufacturing, field service, logistics, supply chain, HR, finance, and maintenance.
Demand management such as forecasting, customer analytics, demand generation, demand shaping, pricing, promotion, order management, etc.
Here we assess Mercado’s supply chain network/platform for connecting retailers with suppliers, forwarders and brokers, carriers, and other service providers in the order-to-delivery process for imports. We also cover Zencargo’s solution for mid-sized retailers who are doing significant importing and seek control tower capabilities combined with freight forwarding services.
Uses of AI and Machine Learning in pricing, promotions, demand planning and forecasting, and inventory management.
This is our assessment of One Network, who has one of the most sophisticated/elegant architectures, providing a flexible and scalable multi-enterprise platform. We look at their intelligent control towers for autonomous supply chain management providing multi-tier, multiparty optimization, and automated planning and execution from inbound supply to outbound order fulfillment and logistics.
We assess Infor Nexus, an end-to-end multi-party networked platform for global trade, with visibility throughout the purchase-to-pay process.
An assessment of IBM Sterling’s Inventory Control Tower solution for global supply chains with critical inventory needs—especially healthcare providers, grocery retailers, and spare parts dealers. We also look at Elementum, provider of incident management for companies with large complex supply chains where many issues arise requiring multi-party collaboration.
Here we assess E2open, the largest pure cloud supply chain solution provider. E2open has acquired many ADSA-relevant best-of-breed applications such as multi-tier supplier and outsourced manufacturing management, transportation and logistics, global trade management, demand sensing, S&OP/business planning, and multi-tier channel management.
Our assessment of ANVYL, a platform for managing out-sourced production and suppliers, monitoring and dealing with disruption in production and logistics, with integrated sourcing and procurement tools.
The first installment of our ADSA solution assessments focuses on Alloy, a solution for CPG companies to improve their downstream visibility and build a supply chain driven by end-consumer demand.
We discuss an approach to evaluating potential Agile Demand-Supply Alignment solutions, including discovering, shortlisting, and selection processes.
Findings from our research on Agile Demand-Supply Alignment (ADSA), the capability to effectively realign supply and demand, during execution, in the face of demand volatility and supply disruptions.