Because
Cloud Supply Chain
Transforms Business

Information Technology Drives the Transformation

Traditional business software was never designed for global supply chain orchestration

The software systems companies have been buying for the past 35 years were created to do essentially one thing: automate the processes inside a single company.

Traditional systems fall short in supply chain, where constellations of companies must work together in global trading communities

The limits of enterprise software are becoming increasingly clear

It’s so much worse than you think

Performance levels in the extended supply chain are half of what they are inside the enterprise.

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Supply Chain Agility

Everyone agrees on the need for suply chain agility, yet the majority of companies are not meeting stated goals.
 

 

The Limits of ERP

82% average importance rating of supply chain visibility.

Yet confidence in ERP to delvier visibility across the extended supply chain beyond the enterprise is low.

Performance in Visibility

Supply chain visibility is low and performance levels in the extended supply chain are half of what they are inside the enterprise.
 
 

Based on Response Averages for those with ERP from the Supply Chain Insights LLC, Supply Chain Visibility Study, October 2013 - January 2014.

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A radically different kind of technology is required

To enable the massive levels of information sharing and process automation that business networks require, an entirely new approach is needed.

Wired covers the evolution from “systems of record”, such as ERP, to the new era of “systems of engagement”.

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Key Innovation: A Single Version of Truth in the Cloud

When the information models of social networks are applied to the supply chain, they take on exceptional power.

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Business information is posted centrally, just once, which gets entire trading communities on the same page

Evolution of B2B Information Exchange

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Model 1: Point-to-Point EDI

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Model 2: EDI Hub / VAN

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Model 3: Cloud Platform

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Cloud Supply Chain: A Formula for Success

Technology that finally delivers on the promise of connectivity, visibility, control and intelligence for all.

Connect

Plug in to utility-scale infrastructure to engage business partners quickly and economically.

See and Operate

Leverage network-wide operational data for complete visibility and process automation.

Measure

Get performance insights into what’s actually happening as goods are ordered, made, shipped, and paid for.

Cloud information technology: a model for the networked company

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Shift into High Gear
If you want to become a high performance business network, you must put your supply chain in the cloud