Sophisticated inventory promising

Your superpower for next-gen omnichannel experiences.

Overview

To succeed today, your supply chain needs to be dynamic, responsive and interconnected to your ecosystem and processes. The IBM Sterling® Supply Chain Suite is an open, integrated platform that uses advanced technologies such as AI and blockchain and easily connects to your supplier ecosystem. Sterling solutions provide the end-to-end visibility, real-time insights and recommended actions you need to turn disruptions in your supply chain into opportunities for customer engagement, growth and profit.

Benefits

Real-time intelligence

AI trained in supply chain provides end-to-end visibility, real-time alerts and recommendations that can be automated for self-correcting actions to drive better business outcomes.

Trusted connectivity, built to scale

Multi-enterprise business networks provide frictionless, secure, 24x7x365 connectivity and collaboration with customers, partners and suppliers.

Hybrid cloud to extend previous investments

Enterprise-ready containerized software allows you to extend the value and reach of existing applications and data while avoiding time-consuming and expensive migrations.

Order management solutions

Order management

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Order management

Deliver the perfect order with a complete omnichannel order fulfillment platform.

Inventory promising

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Inventory promising

Sophisticated inventory promising to create next-generation omnichannel experiences.

Order fulfillment

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Order fulfillment

Improve omnichannel profitability with cognitive intelligence to minimize total cost-to-serve.

Configure, price, quote

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Configure, price, quote

Automate configuration, pricing and quoting of complex products and services.

Supply chain visibility solutions

Supply chain control tower

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Supply chain control tower

Go beyond visibility to orchestrate your end-to-end supply chain network.

Inventory visibility

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Inventory visibility

Get accurate views of inventory and stock to deliver on business goals and customer expectations.

Digital store operations

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Digital store operations

Empower store associates to provide superior customer service, enhance customer loyalty and increase cart size.

Supplier management solutions

Partner onboarding

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Partner onboarding

Enable efficient, automated onboarding and management of partners, suppliers and customers.

Data transformation

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Data transformation

Automate complex transformation and validation of data between various formats and standards.

Blockchain for food supply

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Blockchain for food supply

Join a collaborative network with a modular solution built on blockchain designed to enhance visibility and accountability across the food supply chain.

Supply chain transparency

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Supply chain transparency

Build your own blockchain ecosystem to share data with your supply chain partners in a more trusted and efficient way.

Business network solutions

Supply chain collaboration

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Supply chain collaboration

Engage with customers, partners and suppliers through security-rich, cloud-based connectivity with market-leading AI and blockchain capabilities.

B2B integration

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B2B integration

Automate B2B processes across enterprises and consolidate transactions on a single, always-on B2B platform.

File gateway

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File gateway

Consolidate file transfers on a single platform with a scalable, secure and always-on edge-based gateway.

Enterprise file transfer solutions

Secure file transfer

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Secure file transfer

Share and track mission-critical information in your enterprise and trading partner network with a fast, scalable, market-leading file transfer platform.

Enterprise file transfer

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Enterprise file transfer

Enable security-hardened, point-to-point file transfers for high-volume delivery of files within and among enterprises.

B2B governance and compliance

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B2B governance and compliance

Extend governance over critical B2B integration and managed file transfer (MFT) exchanges to proactively address compliance.

Supply chain services

Take your supply chain to the next level to minimize the impact of disruptions while maximizing operational effectiveness. IBM experts can help you build an adaptable and resilient supply chain.

Sterling case studies

JOANN Stores pivots its supply chain

IBM helped JOANN Stores quickly respond to COVID-19 challenges by scaling its supply chain to handle the surge in online orders.

Sonoco safeguards medications

Sonoco and IBM are using blockchain to help safeguard lifesaving, temperature-controlled medications as they travel through the supply chain.

Li & Fung automates, standardizes and saves costs

Manny Fernandez, Group Chief Technology Officer at Fung Group, reveals why IBM Sterling B2B Integrator is the single tool used for all of the company’s integrations.

Resources

Insight for supply chain leaders

Read about supply chain inventory control towers that can provide insights into the impact of external events that might cause disruptions and help you find alternate sources of inventory.

Support for IT and developers

Access our open platform and developer hub for building tailored supply chain solutions and get support for the development lifecycle from our developer advocacy program.

Supply chain solutions

Learn about solutions that help you act with speed and confidence to mitigate disruptions and build resilient supply chains.

Supply chain blog

Read expert posts to gain new perspectives and insights on building an intelligent, self-correcting supply chain.

Supply chain community

Get technical tips, insights and best practices from a community of users and experts.

B2B collaboration solutions

Learn how to enable a frictionless business network that simplifies B2B connectivity, collaboration and decision-making.

Next Steps