Watson Supply Chain

Innovating with AI and Blockchain for Professionals

We recently announced a definitive agreement under which HCL Technologies intends to acquire a select number of IBM marketing and commerce software products. HCL is a valued IBM partner with whom we already have a development partnership with, in support of the products in the announcement. HCL and IBM expect to close the transaction in […]

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Innovating in Supply Chain with AI and Blockchain

Supply Chain is ripe for applying disruptive emerging technologies such as AI, blockchain and IoT to improve supply chain automation, visibility, operations, and performance. At IBM, we’re excited to apply AI to everything from optimizing orders for omnichannel delivery to bringing visibility to inbound risk on suppliers. We’ve invested millions in research and development to […]

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IBM and Syncsort Partner to Drive Innovation for Strategic B2B Collaboration Solutions

We are very excited to share the news that IBM has entered into a strategic partnership with Syncsort to expand and accelerate future development of our B2B Collaboration product family, which includes the product offerings of IBM B2B Integrator (B2Bi), IBM File Gateway, IBM Partner Engagement Manager (PEM) and IBM Gentran. Syncsort, a global provider […]

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How AI is Transforming the Supply Chain

To address evolving client needs, drive business growth and stay nimble in the face of rapid change, businesses everywhere are looking for ways to fundamentally transform the way they manage their supply chains. This is a massively consequential undertaking. Supply chain leaders play a critical role in the company’s success. They’re tasked with continually ensuring […]

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Learn how AI powers smarter marketing, commerce and supply chains at a Regional User Group

***UPDATED 2018-07-23*** The Watson Customer Engagement team has launched two new online user communities: Marketing and Commerce, and Supply Chain. These Communities include a much more robust calendar of events. Please refer to one or more of the following Community event calendars to look for upcoming user group meetings and webinars coming your way (login […]

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AI, Blockchain and IoT – See the Future of Supply Chain Unfold at THINK 2018

Nearly every supply chain leader sees the future coming up fast. And that future is made possible by AI and machine learning, Blockchain and IoT as innovations that will change their business forever. But the future is starting to feel a whole lot closer now, isn’t it? It’s starting to feel real. Your intuition is […]

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Subdue Disruption and Supercharge Your Supply Chain with Watson

IBM has a long history of running a global supply chain. Currently, Joanne Wright, IBM VP Supply Chain, manages a spend of more than $30 Billion for a supply chain that operates in over 170 countries. She undeniably knows what it takes to run a successful supply chain. One of her secrets: Watson as a […]

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IDC: The Future of Supply Chain

What are the challenges and technologies shaping the future of supply chain? We’re living in what some call the age of disruption, where digital business and globalization are disrupting business models and industries and changing the way we live and conduct business. According to IDC, this will translate into 33 percent of all manufacturing companies […]

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No Longer in the Dark: How Blockchain Is Illuminating the Supply Chain Like Never Before

In my previous blog, “The Blockchain Impact: How It Will Change Your B2B Network,” I examined the potential for distributed ledger technologies to elevate B2B networks and provide greater shared visibility across supply chains. Click here to learn more about blockchain’s impact on your B2B network. As mentioned, by using blockchain within a B2B network, […]

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The Blockchain Impact: How It Will Change Your B2B Network

Gartner positions blockchain distributed ledger technologies on the “peak” of its Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, which says “blockchain will have a transformational impact on business” and industries.[1]  This impact will extend to B2B networks, but this is a longer-term potential. In the meantime, however, most organizations should not wait and see how blockchain […]

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Using AI to Drive Down Supply Chain Costs and Safeguard Customer Fulfillment Experiences

The top driver for change in supply chains is the need to retain customers yet the least important element of a supply chain is the quality of service, according to a 2016 IDC Manufacturing Insights supply chain survey. Looking at priorities through 2017, reducing costs and eliminating waste was the top priority and customer-centricity was […]

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How Watson Is Transforming Supply Chain at the 3PL & Supply Chain Summit

According to the recent IBM IBV Global Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) Study, lack of visibility and transparency is the greatest hurdle in achieving a supply chain organization’s objectives. However, big data, analytics, cognitive technology, and blockchain offer potential for significant business value. “Organizations that are able to take advantage of the most important trends […]

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