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Achieving a Synchronized Digital Supply Chain and Operations for Advantage

Nathanael Powrie and Simon Knowles conclude their series of articles examining the five-level digital supply chain and operations maturity journey with a look at how, as they move from level three to levels four and five, organizations break through the four walls of the business to achieve a synchronized, collaborative digital network for advantage.

Topics: Supply Chain Transformation Data Analytics Digitally Enabled Supply Chain and Operations TVO Control Tower Supply Chain Synchronization

Digital Supply Chain & Operations: What Level is Your Organization Now?

Nathanael Powrie and Simon Knowles continue their series of articles on the five-level digital supply chain and operations maturity journey from a reactive, legacy supply chain to a forward looking, synchronized digital network optimized for efficiency, agility, growth, quality and speed. This article focuses on the typical attributes of an organization at levels one and two maturity and provides real-world examples of the measurable benefits companies can achieve moving up from these initial phases.

Topics: Supply Chain Transformation Data Analytics Digitally Enabled Supply Chain and Operations TVO Control Tower

Quick Wins to Start your Digital Supply Chain Transformation Journey

If you are senior executive trying to cut through the noise around digital transformation, mildly cynical, or unsure of the value and where to get started, this blog series is for you. We will help you separate the hype from the facts and navigate your way to digital supply chain transformation in a pragmatic, measurable and step-by-step way.

Topics: Supply Chain Transformation Data Analytics Digitally Enabled Supply Chain and Operations TVO Control Tower

Strategic Supply Chain Trends We Can Expect to See in 2020

Improving your supply chain continuously as new trends emerge, can be the key difference in maintaining sustainable growth for any company.

Topics: Supply Chain Transformation Data Analytics Aerospace & Defense end to end supply chain integration Supply Chain Strategy supply chain management IOT technology emerging technology

How Can the Mining Industry Overcome Unprecedented Challenges and Reverse its Downward Spiral?

Collin Ziemerink, EVP Industrial Manufacturing & Services and Erico Lemos, Analysis Director, offer a detailed look at the challenges the mining industry faces, and a strategy that can continue to deliver value in the long term.

Topics: Sustainability and Value Creation Mining Total Value Optimization Supply Chain Transformation Supply Chain Optimization end to end supply chain integration supply chain risk metals

Addressing Supply Chain Challenges Faced by Aviation, Aerospace & Defense Companies Driven by Complex Global Risk Factors

Chris Brumitt, VP Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, says suppliers facing complex global risk factors should re-evaluate and prepare themselves proactively by working to become more effective organizations.

Topics: Sustainability and Value Creation Total Value Optimization Supply Chain Transformation Aerospace Aerospace & Defense Supply Chain Optimization end to end supply chain integration inventory management supply chain risk Aviation Aerospace Manufacturing #aerospace industry defense

Addressing the Emotional Element of Supply Chain Transformation

 

Don Dovgin, Engagement Director and Logistics SME, explains why neglecting the emotional quotient is a root cause of failure in many supply chain transformation projects


Topics: Supply Chain Transformation end to end supply chain integration

Doubling Down on the Supply Chain: How Some West Texas Producers are Facing Headwinds from Increased Complexity, Resulting in Decreased Cash Operating Costs/Barrel

Mark Montanari, VP Chemicals and Oil & Gas, outlines some of the key challenges currently faced by West Texas operators and discusses why he believes a holistic, end-to-end supply chain approach may be the way to overcome them.


Topics: Oil & Gas Total Value Optimization Supply Chain Transformation Energy

Emerging Nations Put Oil and Gas on a 30-Year Growth Trajectory

Mark Montanari, VP Chemicals and Oil & Gas, discusses some major challenges the oil & gas industry will face in the next three decades and considers what the industry can do today to prepare for tomorrow.


Topics: Oil & Gas Total Value Optimization Supply Chain Transformation Energy

Five Ways 3D Printing Will Impact The Global Supply Chain

The additive manufacturing revolution is coming, and it could impact your organization sooner than you think. Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer at Maine Pointe, discusses some of the ways the technology is already transforming supply chains and why it represents a major opportunity to create a competitive advantage.

Topics: global supply chain Supply Chain Transformation Digital Supply Chain Industry 4.0 3D printing