Supply Chain News

What it will take to enable trusted, transparent and efficient supplier collaboration

Written by Jeanette Barlow | May 26, 2020 | Supplier Collaboration, Supply Chain News, Supply Chain Trends

Today’s supply chains are a complex, global network of networks. Thanks to the increasing sophistication of everyday products and services – from cell phones to automobiles – supply chains often rely on four tiers of suppliers or more to deliver finished goods. That volume of suppliers, the global spread of supply chains, and a lingering ...read more


Sustainable supply chains? No longer an oxymoron

Written by Jasmine Glasheen | March 19, 2020 | Supply Chain News, Supply Chain Trends

Taking steps toward supply chain sustainability and transparency can have a measurable impact on retailers’ ROI and sales. ...read more


Can AI transform the supply chain?

Written by Alex Zhong | March 9, 2020 | Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Supply Chain, Supply Chain News, Supply Chain Trends

Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCOs) and their organizations often struggle to optimize decision making and manage disruptions because they lack end-to-end visibility. More than three-quarters (77 percent) of CSCOs and supply chain leaders report that they have “very limited” supply chain visibility. In addition, 65 percent of supply chain leaders said they have limited or no visibility beyond their Tier 1 suppliers. ...read more


Mitigate extreme weather effects on your supply chain

Written by Stefan Freund | December 19, 2019 | Supply Chain News

The World Economic Forum ranked extreme weather as the biggest risk facing our world in 2019. For supply chain professionals, weather events and natural disasters are topping the list of things keeping them up at night. In the past year alone, supply chain professionals were forced to manage weather disruptions associated with: A winter storm ...read more


Fueling the next-generation of supply chains

Written by Jeanette Barlow | October 7, 2019 | Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Supply Chain, Order Management, Supply Chain News

In today’s global marketplace, businesses can win or lose on the strength of their supply chain. To deliver market-leading agility, supply chain leaders have spent years digitizing processes, optimizing workflows, and introducing analytics to better understand past events so they can take more informed actions in the future. Despite enormous investments of time, budget and ...read more


No two supply chains are the same – IBM Sterling has a platform for that

Written by Marshall Lamb | October 7, 2019 | Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Supply Chain, IT & Developers, Supply Chain News

Historically, most supply chains are closed systems locked behind four walls. They are a stitched-together series of heterogeneous systems, networks and applications, with many different data formats. Because no two supply chains are the same and are comprised of many systems beyond their control, developers and partners tell me that one of their biggest challenges ...read more