Supply-Side Disciplines

Supplier-facing topics, such as sourcing and procurement, financial supply chain, total cost of ownership, inventory management

Quantifying the Value of Blockchain-Based Supply Chain Networks—Part Five

Pharmaceutical manufacturers can realize value by carefully and methodically reducing inventory, reducing the amount of drugs that expire, and reducing counterfeits in their supply chain, all by using a supply chain network solution. Here we describe the mechanisms and estimate the value of those improvements.

Direct Materials P2P—Part Five

There is a tremendous variety of direct materials procure-to-pay solutions. Here we explore a framework for understanding the P2P solutions landscape.

Direct Materials P2P—Part Four

Here are results from our survey and interviews with over 120 manufacturers about their level of direct materials P2P automation, why they automate, the KPIs they use to measure success for their direct P2P, and more.

Pallet-level Monitoring – Part One

Pallet-level monitoring enables a more intelligent approach to distribution—Intelligent distribution and FEFO inventory management (First Expired, First Out)—as well as providing the data needed to optimize end-to-end processes for maximum shelf life. Implementing these approaches can cut losses in half for retailers and growers.

Direct Materials P2P—Part One

The procure-to-pay process (P2P) for direct materials resists standardization and automation. As the critical execution phase of source and procurement, it is where the rubber meets the road for inbound materials. This is the first in a series on direct P2P, based on our primary research interviews and surveys we conducted.

Agile Demand-Supply Alignment – Part 3D

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.

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