The good news is that cloud may help turn the onboarding and maintenance of trading partner relationships from a marathon to more of a sprint. But it gets even better than that - the use of cloud for supply chains means everyone can see into one another's operations and requirements, and adjust their own product flows and transactions accordingly. In a recent report from Accenture, Saideep Raj and Aditya Sharma (both with Accenture) observe that cloud computing helps organizations better deal with volatility and surging data volumes. The emerging digital supply chain makes use of data and analytics, mobility and social media functions.
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