Building a Digital Supply Chain

New technologies can be transformative, but only if three enablers are in place: high-quality and timely data from the entire supply chain, best-in-class decision support engines and a platform for enabling reimagined processes that break existing organizational silos.

Leaders in every industry are exploring ways to get ahead – and stay ahead – at the same time that they are adopting new ways to source raw materials, manufacture finished goods and fulfill customer demand. These companies are also challenged by various drivers of change:

  • Customers, both end-consumers and businesses, expect a greater variety of products to be available to them at the time and place of their choosing, with short demand lead times.
  • Competition from new entrants is increasing.
  • Regulators in many industries are tightening the mandates for quality and traceability.
  • New sensors and predictive analytics technologies are making it possible to more accurately predict customer demand and produce and distribute products in smaller batches — even unit package sizes.

The question is, what technologies can address these challenges and enable current operating and business models to digitally transform into their future state? The best-run companies continuously align and realign their supply chain strategy with their goto- market strategy.

However, many operations teams are realizing that value from their previous round of investments in supply chain technologies has peaked, and they are unable to provide the step-change in performance that management requires.

How can companies get an edge over competitors and break out of the current stalemate? Download this whitepaper to learn of e2open's solution to the problem, Harmony which brings supply chain efficiency, agility and resiliency.

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