Here we discuss the origins and architecture of the two major types of supply chain networks: 1) Integrator Networks, and 2) Real-time SVoT Networks. As well, we explore the challenges of master data management for a supply chain network.
Supply Chain Networks
Technologies and strategies for networks for trading partners
Predictions for rollout of driverless cars have shifted from “before 2020” to “after 2030”. Here we explore the many reasons we will likely see driverless long-haul trucking in a hub-to-hub model well before driverless cars are plying our city streets.
Here we take a process-centric view of supply chain networks and show how they support end-to-end demand through fulfillment. This includes an example of how network-wide optimization can be accomplished.
There are various ways in which solution providers attempt to address the multi-party network challenge. We present a quick overview of the basic approaches offered in the supply-chain market today.
We examine strategies and techniques for making near-term reductions to carbon emissions from transportation, such as improving driving behavior and vehicle performance, minimizing and optimizing returns, increasing first-attempt delivery rates, consolidation and mix-mode strategies, integrating private fleet with purchased transportation, and forecast accuracy and inventory optimization for hyperlocal distribution.
A successful and flexible B2B communications strategy must be underpinned by a multi-faceted technology infrastructure. Here we discuss the elements of that infrastructure and the various types of B2B integration that need to be supported.
We look at digitization of order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, global trade, product management, and logistics processes.
Having a robust B2B communications strategy and infrastructure has become critical for B2B business success. The right strategy and infrastructure provide the flexibility to transact business with any and all new customers the way the customer wants it. It provides timely visibility into the supply chain across order-to-cash and purchase-to-pay (P2P) processes while streamlining logistics and global trade.
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.
A discussion of how AI/ML can help companies become more resilient and deal with change and uncertainty.