Underlying Technologies

Technologies that underpin supply chain solutions such as AI/ML, analytics, IoT, SaaS, and ERP.

On Demand Now

There is an end-user revolution going on. Enterprise Software customers are fed up with over-promising and under-delivering by vendors — key functionality that was in the sales deck or demo but never showed up in the product or was delayed for years; vendors that “take the money and run,” once initial installation is completed; and ROI that never materialized. Of course, there have been many success stories as well, but the reality is that the traditional technology sales model never did a particularly good job of facilitating an alignment of goals between the customer and the vendor. As a result, vendors who focused almost exclusively on sales as the only goal often did not stick around to ensure that the value of their product was realized for their customers.

The Data Explosion

RFID and wireless usage will drive up data transactions by ten fold over the next few years. It is likely that a significant re-addressing of the infrastructure will be required-in the enterprise and the global bandwidth.

RFID for Consumer/Retail Supply Chain

The extended Consumer Supply Chain is driven by serving the demands of the ultimate customer. Since consumers have no obligation to present forecasts to their merchants, that means businesses need to create ways to see and sense-in real-time, all the time-product consumption, as well as evolve their offerings over time, to continue to meet the needs of an ever more sophisticated and demanding consumer.

RFID Solutions

The Department of Defense recently embarked upon a vision for accelerating transformation of its logistics capabilities over the next five to ten years. The primary objective is ensuring consistent, reliable support that meets Warfighter requirements of end-to-end customer service.

RFID in Retail

RFID can help businesses create ways to see and sense – in real-time, all the time – product consumption, as well as evolve their offerings over time, to continue to meet the needs of an ever more sophisticated and demanding consumer.

Managing Business Velocity

Many forces have converged to create a major restructuring of the global economy with unprecedented challenges for the unprepared and opportunities for the prepared. Virtual business models, far-flung sources of supply, labor and distribution, falling trade barriers and the Internet’s 7X24 global reach have combined to give businesses the very real ability to operate in any desirable market in the world. This opens up both new possibilities and new global competitors and challenges.

Supply Chain Portfolio – Q1 2004

Here we are in the New Year. So, what should the going forward picture be of the Supply Chain portfolio? Something old, something new, something from a service provider, something blue (figure 1). OK, enough of that…

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