Author: Ilona Kovalenko

Digital Supply Chains Compress Time… Both Cycle Time and Customer Time to Value

Digital supply chain solutions are redefining the market in so many ways, and time to value is one of the most significant. What is it about these solutions that make it possible to deliver value in such a short timeframe? A high amount of today’s ERP and advanced planning systems were built on a 1990’s and early 2000’s technical stack, now requiring multiple smaller acquisitions (such as database licenses, integration software, third-party embedded software, etc.) in order to…
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What is a Supply Chain Control Tower, Anyway?

If you ask ten different executives to define a supply chain control tower, you will probably get ten different answers. Our CEO, Dennis Groseclose, shares his insight on the hype and common misinterpretations around the term… First, the word “tower” means more than we think. It evokes images of an airport control tower, standing high above the planes, baggage carts, and ground-based personnel. Someone standing in a control tower has full visibility of all these…
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4 Ways to Improve Your End-to-end Supply Chain’s Sustainability

According to KPMG’s 2020 Survey of Sustainability Reporting, “The Time Has Come.”, 80% of the top 5,200 companies now report on sustainability. A majority of polled companies now have plans in place to reduce carbon emissions. More and more companies are dedicating themselves to environmental impact, level of carbon emissions, and waste management across their global supply chains. Operating a global supply chain involves orchestrating numerous processes that drive up the consumption of energy, natural resources,…
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Live Global Supply Chain Situational Awareness Lane Risk Assessment

According to PwC’s recent research, only 5% of the companies surveyed have a dedicated supply chain risk management unit and 50% rely on a reactive approach to their risk management. Global supply chains are exposed to numerous risks that can cause delays or disruptions. Minimally, supply chains need the ability to continuously monitor risks due to the events listed in the diagram below, and ideally, they need to harness the full power of live supply chain…
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How Digital Supply Chains Help Companies to Mitigate Supplier Risk

In every annual report of global Fortune 500 companies, you will read through a section dedicated to monitoring, managing and mitigating supply chain supplier risk. It’s nearly impossible to navigate a supply chain career without experiencing a supplier disruption at some point that significantly impacts the bottom line. Because of its potentially catastrophic consequences, most organizations go to great lengths to develop and adopt supplier risk strategies. Mainly, traditional supplier risk management strategies involve surveys…
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