Digital Supply Chain Blog

Live Global Supply Chain Situational Awareness Value

  Have you considered the value associated with live global supply chain situational awareness (SCSA)? The pandemic exposed the lack of resiliency in supply chains and the focus now is directed towards this problem by boards and investors, making it the optimum time to aggressively move forward with a supply chain digital transformation starting with the fundamentals – implementing and connecting the digital twin to achieve a common operating picture for all areas of your…
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Live Supply Chain Situational Awareness: Final-Mile Delivery

The final mile stage of delivery for supply chains are the most costly, complex and critical as the experience and expectations of individuals and key customer groups are felt mostly during this stage. Adding to the complexity are the risks inherent with shipping disruptions and quality of products while in transit. Parcels require 24/7 monitoring, ensuring on time and in full, proof of delivery, and cost avoidance. However, if Covid has taught us anything about home…
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Live Supply Chain Situational Awareness: Hurricane Larry Use Case

According to the Freight Waves most recent article, over the last week (week of 09/05/21), Larry became the third major hurricane of this year’s Atlantic season, forcing container ship captains to steer clear as the storm passed the island of Bermuda this week, headed towards eastern Canada. How can you proactively plan for and manage supply chain disruptions caused by natural weather events, such as Larry? Our customers are in the midst of responding to this…
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Predicting Lead Times, Throughput and Variability

As we’ve seen through events such as the Covid19 pandemic, Yantian port congestion, and Suez Canal blockage, real-world conditions are constantly changing the planning and execution of global supply chains. Supply chain variability causes significant damage to shareholder value, operational efficiency, trading partner trust, and customer satisfaction. What do we mean by variability? It comes in many forms. So, how do global supply chain leaders improve their ability to understand and dynamically act upon real-time conditions?…
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Live Global Supply Chain Situational Awareness: Perfect Supply Chain Data

According to the results of our recent survey conducted in partnership with Pharma IQ one of the dominant challenges global enterprises face while improving supply chain transparency is harnessing and harmonizing data. Many business leaders question if Perfect Supply Chain Data is a dream or reality? When the Ever Given container ship was stranded in the Suez Canal in March 2021, the importance of access to real-time information along supply chains was emphasized, particularly in…
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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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