The unfolding pandemic has thrown into sharp relief just how complex and interdependent today's international supply chains are — and how little visibility companies can have over those interdependencies.
Challenge: Siloed technology systems were preventing a footwear retailer from capitalizing on customer demand for an omnichannel shopping experience. Without an enterprise view of inventory and “endless aisle,” this retailer was missing out on sales when particular styles and sizes were not stocked in a particular store. And without a best-in-class order management system, the high cost of shipping online orders was eroding profitability.
Beijing is accelerating its bid for global leadership in key technologies, planning to pump more than a trillion dollars into the economy through the rollout of everything from wireless networks to artificial intelligence.
FedEx and Microsoft are teaming up to provide commercial shipping customers with early warnings of delays from weather, traffic and other mishaps, giving the courier and the software maker another weapon as each competes with Amazon.
The latest news, analysis, trends and solutions for cloud, software as a service (SaaS) and on-demand systems and their impact on supply chain management. New technologies in cloud computing are transforming the way companies do business — and allowing them to stay ahead of the competition in their industries. As these solutions continue to evolve, businesses are discovering new ways to increase efficiency and cut costs. Learn how companies around the world are improving operations through their strategic use of cloud computing and on-demand systems for supply chain management.
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