supply_chain

Seven strategic considerations electronics executives should be talking about

Starting this week, the newest gadgets will glisten in all their glory at CES in Las Vegas. While the latest curved TV is beautiful, the IBM Institute for Business Value would like to focus on strategies that can help your business before your feed is filled with shiny objects. We have one of the richest global […]

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Who’s blazing the blockchain trail in your industry?

Hundreds of potential blockchain use cases are emerging in many industries, leading to large investments in smart contracts that involve money, health records, property records and supply chain data. Leaders across industries say blockchain could bring solutions that would disrupt current business models and create new ones. How are organizations reacting to this new technology […]

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Cognitive and AI will revolutionize supply chain operations

The futuristic renderings of science fiction have become reality: Robotic likenesses are now automating and instrumenting a learning supply chain. Artificial intelligence (AI) is making sense of the deluge of operational data from a plethora of devices and cloud applications. This technology also applies advanced mathematics to create products, processes and systems that can adapt […]

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Forming alliances to incentivise innovation in your supply chain

So, why supply chain alliances? In today’s fast moving world, how (and how quickly) companies bring new ideas to market has never mattered more. Internal innovation programmes can bring benefits. Often company employees are very experienced in the industry, and when incentivised to do so, produce exceptionally innovative ideas. However, it is arguable that companies […]

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A value chain management vision

Volatile global market conditions, customer demand variability, and increasing customer expectations all require optimal value chain configurations. A predictive, demand-driven value chain model makes it possible to smooth volatility through an optimal...

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New business models for the digital revolution

The business world has already gone through information revolutions based on digital technology and the Internet. But today’s transformation has raised the ante. People everywhere are using mobile devices to bring digital capabilities to nearly everything they...

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Launch of Smarter Commerce Consulting

Today, we’re launching the Smarter Commerce initiative , a new practice in IBM Global Business Services, and a set of offerings and services from across IBM designed to help our clients increase the value they generate for their customers in a world that is...

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Supply Chain visibility in a new economic environment

In this increasingly complex global economic environment, as the number of supply chain partners increases, the need for accurate, time-sensitive information becomes more acute. But lack of collaboration and integration between supply chain and product...

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