Tag: digital supply chain

Live Global Supply Chain Situational Awareness for Life Sciences

As Covid-19 vaccines being shipped globally, the importance of live supply chain situational awareness (SCSA) via a common operating picture has never been more evident – providing real-time context to location, condition, security, and timeliness. Life Sciences supply chains are unique. The timeliness, quality, and security of the supply chain are critical to the health and welfare of individuals and large populations. Adding to the complexity are the risks inherent with cold chain shipping and…
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Live Global Supply Chain Situational Awareness Journey

Can you independently track, monitor, measure, understand the behavior, and predict the performance of your global deliveries from your dock door to your customer’s door? If your supply chain is global, then you must have transparency to its performance and behavior, real-time, anywhere on the planet. However, the pandemic has shown that for many companies, a truly integrated digital supply chain that seamlessly collects and analyzes accurate, complete, and actionable data is more of a…
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Supply Chain Situational Awareness: Project Approaches to Unlocking Value

As companies look to achieve live supply chain situational awareness (SCSA), three project approaches to deliver a solution and business value are emerging: In-house project approach – Best of breed solutions and partners for a project managed internally Led by IT team with support from line of business users Requires heavy system integration Multi-vendor approach for core capabilities Outsourced project approach – Vendor managed services program Led by 4PL, consulting group, or system integrator Little…
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Big Data, the Pandemic, and Supply Chain Evolution

In a room with the faint odor of formaldehyde, your biology teacher has “Punctuated Equilibrium” underlined on the chalkboard and begins drawing branching charts jotting down a few bullet point call outs at the splits as they describe what really drives changes and innovation in supply chain operations: massive selection pressure from external events. Wait, what? As a reminder to those of us who’s biology classes are now a distant memory, in a nutshell, punctuated…
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The Proactive Supply Chain and Outside Context Problems

When confronting the impossibility of being unable to plan for an event that we don’t know could happen, the answer must be to have systems and processes in place that allow us to respond to a rapidly changing landscape and ‘get to the left’ of a disruption, keeping good options on the table for longer. In critically acclaimed author Iain M. Banks Culture series, a far future, post scarcity, interstellar civilization has turned all their…
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