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Surviving Shortage Season with Electronic Components

Surviving Shortage Season with Electronic Components

We’re in a major electronic component shortage. The electronics industry is currently experiencing the most extreme component scarcity in over a decade. Lead times on passive components have drastically increased as a result, with some suppliers quoting as far out as mid- next year. The shortage...[more]


SAP – Network of Digital Twins

SAP – Network of Digital Twins

What is a Digital Twin? Virtual model of a product or asset, connected to the related physical instance via IoT that visually enhances data flow, communication, and collaboration across engineering, operations, supply chain, business networks, and service. Provides product, asset, and...[more]


SAP – IDC Infobrief – Understanding The Digital Supply Chain of ONE

SAP – IDC Infobrief – Understanding The Digital Supply Chain of ONE

Supply chains as we know them are being redefined and function on a digital innovation system that interconnects product, supply chain, manufacturing, customer, and service processes. Manufacturers are digitally transforming, and require a technology platform that enables this digital thread to be...[more]


SAP – IDC Research Paper – The Strategic Imperative of the Agile Supply Chain

SAP – IDC Research Paper – The Strategic Imperative of the Agile Supply Chain

The supply chain is increasingly at the core of efforts by companies to transform the way that they compete in a given market. The ability to bring a flexible and adaptable supply chain to current and future business opportunities and challenges will mean being more efficient and effective and more...[more]


Digitization Creates a Strong Value Chain: Creating the Global Supply Chain Control Tower – Beyond Simple Visibility

Digitization Creates a Strong Value Chain: Creating the Global Supply Chain Control Tower – Beyond Simple Visibility

End-to-end supply chain visibility is thought of as the "holy grail," but it’s not merely tracking a container; it begins with the product concept and extends to receipt of payment. This requires disrupting the traditional information silos of supply chain management in favor of...[more]


Controlling Shipping Costs via Multi-Modal Freight Rate Visibility

Controlling Shipping Costs via Multi-Modal Freight Rate Visibility

Today, 58% of shippers are concerned with the rising cost of transportation. This concern is fueled by an increasing demand in shorter consumer delivery times and an expanding network of inventory distribution points. Managing each stage of shipments is very complex for shippers, and most...[more]


The Value in Partnering with an Integrated Supply Chain Solutions Provider

The Value in Partnering with an Integrated Supply Chain Solutions Provider

As the pace of change accelerates in today's world, the demands placed on supply chains are increasing dramatically. By partnering with an integrated supply chain solutions provider, companies can achieve a wide range of advantages without investing in supply chain infrastructure. With a holistic...[more]


Is It Time to Think About Logistics Outsourcing?

Is It Time to Think About Logistics Outsourcing?

The demands placed on today’s supply chains are becoming more complex and more challenging. Partnering with an integrated supply chain solutions provider to outsource logistic operations presents a company with valuable benefits and advantages across a wide range of logistic functions. By taking a...[more]


Valuable Analytics to Optimize Your Network

Valuable Analytics to Optimize Your Network

As consumer buying behaviors and expectations evolve, the supply chains required to serve them are becoming increasingly complex. By taking an analytic approach to supply chain challenges, companies can make data-driven decisions that quantitatively evaluate the trade-offs between service and cost...[more]


Changing Lanes: Keeping Pace with Converging Pressures on Procurement Organizations

Changing Lanes: Keeping Pace with Converging Pressures on Procurement Organizations

This white paper explores the converging pressures and challenges that corporations face to address transparency of their products and supply chains for all regulated functions. As this convergence takes hold between compliance and procurement organizations, and the increase in regulations governs...[more]


Fuel Spend Analytics With fast Accurate & Flexible Data Insight

Fuel Spend Analytics With fast Accurate & Flexible Data Insight

An accurate view into a corporation’s full spend data is imperative in a fast paced, global world. As a procurement professional, how do you manage all the moving parts? How do you identify cost savings? How do you ensure payment terms are being accurately managed? Multiple ERP systems and...[more]


The Digital Supply Chain Transformation Maturity Model

The Digital Supply Chain Transformation Maturity Model

Digital technology is changing the world, one industry at a time. With these changes comes a reimagining of the supply chain, from the systems businesses use to communicate and interact, to the strategies they deploy to move goods around the world. Digitalization gives rise to new business models,...[more]


It’s Time to Reimagine Supply Chains as Commerce Networks

It’s Time to Reimagine Supply Chains as Commerce Networks

Supply chains today need to accomplish more than ever before. Not only are customer expectations increasing, but so is the technology available to competitors to keep pace. In this race between expectations and delivery, old supply chain architectures fall short. Instead of linear chains with...[more]


Predicting Manufacturing's Digital Future

Predicting Manufacturing's Digital Future

Industry 4.0 is upon us. Are manufacturers falling behind? Read this whitepaper to explore the state of digital transformation across manufacturing industries and the strategies deployed by today's most successful businesses. Please CLICK HERE to download the whitepaper.[more]


How Does Supplier Collaboration Impact the Bottom Line?

How Does Supplier Collaboration Impact the Bottom Line?

Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex. With the impact of consumer demands, regulations and other factors, creating responsive and cost-effective supply chains is more difficult than ever before. There are advantages to fostering closer supplier relationships, but how much impact does...[more]


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