Supply chain Sterling Supply Chain Intelligence IBM Sterling Supply Chain Intelligence Suite

Apply the power of AI and the speed of automation to improve supply chain management, resiliency and sustainability

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IBM Sterling® Supply Chain Intelligence Suite is an AI-based optimization and automation solution designed for organizations struggling to solve supply chain disruptions through traditional transformation. The products in the suite help facilitate a digital supply chain transformation, improving supply network resiliency and sustainability, increase agility and accelerate time-to-value through actionable insights, smarter workflows and intelligent automation.

IBM Sterling® supply chain sustainability experience

An interactive experience designed to help businesses better understand sustainability practices and more confidently adopt them for a more efficient and environmentally friendly supply chain.

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Reduce the time it takes to trace items from store to farm from 7 days to 2.2 seconds.1


Reduce inventory levels by 18% to save on waste and cost.2


Reduce time needed for critical supply chain disruption management from days to hours.2

Features Real-time, multi-enterprise visibility

Identify and resolve critical supply chain issues faster with end-to-end visibility, advanced analytics and actionable workflows.

Actionable insights, predictions and recommendations

Make informed decisions with more accessible real-time data. Act from the same dashboard, based on predictions and recommendations provided.

Cross-functional workflow orchestration

Leverage the power of new technologies including open platforms, AI, IoT and automation to help customize workflows to predict, plan for and respond to complex supply chain challenges.

Product-specific traceability

Trace and communicate product history more effectively. Monitor and alert on inventory age in real-time to maintain inventory freshness.

Blockchain-backed immutability and trust

Benefit from a blockchain platform that enables companies to enhance their own data-sharing ecosystem with trusted supply chain partners.

Solution extensibility

Easily extend and personalize the solution to gain new insights and automate actions with custom data processing rules, dashboards and work queues for a competitive advantage.

Use cases Food safety

Optimize food safety and quality management with purpose-built modules designed to help organizations comply with Food Safety Modernization Act regulations.

Multi-tier supply chain mapping

Dynamically map product supply chains with tools that enable the collection of data from your multi-tier supplier network and trace products back to their source.

Track and trace

Enable multi-party collaboration across complex supply chains to create end-to-end visibility and produce trusted, auditable product-level traceability records.

Supply chain emissions management

Capture and exchange product-level emissions data with supply chain partners and engage suppliers to enhance the reliability, accuracy and availability of scope 3 data.

Supplier risk and compliance

Link identified supplier risk to supply chain transaction data to enhance actionable insights and accelerate response times to prevent disruptions and increase supply chain resiliency.

Supply chain visibility

Aggregate data sources and manage exceptions across applications in near real time to create a single version of supply chain truth for collaboration across suppliers and customers.

Case studies Antonello Produce

Antonello Produce uses IBM Food Trust® to simplify product traceability from seed to store shelf.

Farmer Connect

This blockchain platform connects farmers and consumers to build shared value and transform the coffee industry.

IBM Supply Chain

The IBM supply chain team used AI to design a control tower solution that extends and connects existing inventory solutions and enterprise resource planning systems.

Pietro Coricelli

Pietro Coricelli optimizes food quality, sustainable sourcing and supply chain transparency by using IBM Sterling Supply Chain Intelligence Suite.


With this blockchain-based platform, Sonoco safeguards product quality and efficacy of lifesaving medications.

Resources Intelligent supply chains are possible

See what the IBM Sterling Supply Chain Intelligence Suite does and how it supports resiliency through AI and automation.

Supply chain resiliency calculator

Generate a customized report to better understand how you compare to peers in terms of supply chain resiliency.

Business value reports

Review the latest supply chain capabilities research and business insights from the IBM® Institute for Business Value.

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IBM Sterling® B2B Integration SaaS

Streamline, automate and fully digitize B2B transitions with a trusted, multi enterprise cloud-based business network, augmenting the power of EDI with API capabilities.

IBM® Envizi™ ESG Suite

Accelerate sustainability with a single data and analytics platform that enables complete management of ESG indicators.

IBM® Environmental Intelligence Suite

Use advanced analytics and smart workflows to better predict weather’s impact on your business.

Supply chain services

Build resilient, agile and sustainable supply chains with the help of consulting services.

Take the next steps

Deploy faster with help from IBM® Business Partners. Access their expertise with our technologies to implement, customize, integrate and more, or book a consultation with an expert to find out how your organization can benefit from the Supply Chain Intelligence Suite.

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