Service Supply Chain

Supply chain to provide service, repair, maintenance, and implementation, including spare parts supply chain, repair equipment supply chain, technician/resource management, etc.

Agile Demand-Supply Alignment – Part 2E

A discussion of requirements for Agile Demand-Supply Alignment (ADSA) solutions for demand management (demand-side visibility, time-phased views, POS and channel data visibility, order pegging, demand sensing, retail planning capabilities), and analytic capabilities (e.g. supplier performance, carrier performance, lead-time analytics, total landed cost optimization.)

Agile Demand-Supply Alignment – Part 2D

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.

Supply Chain Orchestration: Part Two

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.

Agile Demand-Supply Alignment – Part 2C

We cover required characteristics of a multi-enterprise network architecture, such as a shared single version of the truth, multi-enterprise master data management, security, process flows, and an integrated network of trading partners. We also delve into the differences between a ‘Visibility-only Control Tower’ vs. a ‘Supply Chain Application Network.’

AI for Supply Chain: Debunking the Myths – Part One

Previously intractable challenges that supply chain professionals have been grappling with for decades are now within reach using AI/ML. These include fixing new product introductions, stock-outs, optimizing inbound through outbound fulfillment, and improving profit margins.

Supply Chain Orchestration: Part One — Multi-tier Relationships

For some companies, managing only their immediate suppliers is not sufficient. Brand owners whose reputation and competitiveness is on the line for the performance and social compliance of the whole chain are increasingly taking on the role of Supply Chain Orchestrator, coordinating key activities across multiple tiers of their supply chain.

Agile Demand-Supply Alignment – Part 2B

A framework for understanding Agile Demand-Supply Alignment solutions. We present questions to ask solution providers about how they detect, contextualize, prioritize, predict, and prescribe solutions for demand-supply imbalances.

AI and Machine Learning for Supply Chain – Into the Future

It’s 2021! and we want to contemplate the future of technology and how it will change our world.
Oh yes, there are those usual outsized proclamations that AI and machine learning will provide close to $3 trillion of savings in 2021 – that’s right now. Then there is a bleaker view depicting the lack of preparedness for the future. These are interesting points of view, yes, but they don’t provide the guidance we may need to make reality-based decisions to address our challenges and take advantage of practical and competitive gaining innovations.

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