Learn about supply chain orchestration with a modern control tower

​Establish end-to-end inventory visibility

IBM® Sterling Inventory Control Tower, enabled with AI, provides the insights you need to see your inventory wherever it is, identify and understand the impact of external events to predict disruptions, and take actions based on recommendations to mitigate the upstream and downstream effects. This allows you to respond faster to market changes and deliver better customer experiences while helping to reduce costs.

The IBM Sterling Inventory Control Tower correlates data across silos and disparate systems to provide a single view of your inventory — from raw material availability and supplier orders to the last mile of customer delivery. It includes out-of-the-box connectors for various data sources and provides smart alerts to help you quickly detect events that could impact your inventory. The solution allows you to easily collaborate with the right team members across organizations and partners. Digital playbooks provide guidance on best practices and preserve organizational knowledge to speed issue resolution over time.

Key benefits


Inventory is often siloed and distributed across your supply chain ecosystem. IBM Sterling Inventory Control Tower functions as an integrated layer on top of these silos to save you time and money, unifying information from different systems.


AI-assisted insights are generated by correlating internal and external data, alerting you to potential trouble spots before they happen, so you can manage exceptions and mitigate disruptions. 


With better exception management using AI-powered business agents, you can quickly respond to unplanned events, hone execution to drive KPI performance, and preserve organizational knowledge.

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Case study: The Transparent Supply Chain Initiative

Explore how IBM used AI within its own global supply chain to design a control tower solution that extends and connects existing inventory solutions and ERP systems.

IBM Sterling Inventory Control Tower in action