Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

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Challenges in supply chain management

Businesses must connect to new networks, applications and data to collaborate, compete and deliver differentiated products and services.

71% of supply chain leaders believe supply chain will be a key driver of customer satisfaction by the end of 2020.

85% of the retail executives will be using intelligent automation in supply chain planning and/or demand forecasting by 2021.

At BPSOLUTIONS we work day in day out with our teams of data experts to make the world a little bit smarter. To achieve this we help organisations build intelligent, self-correcting supply chains. That means having the right tools and technology to effectively:

  • Connect and collaborate
  • Drive visibility and manage disruption
  • Deliver the perfect order

How do our supply chain management services benefit you?

So HOW are we helping clients achieve these outsized results? Our data and application expert teams work with our clients to help identify how we can make data work for them so they can perform their mission better.

With the IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite, we give you the end-to-end visibility, real-time insights and recommended actions to turn disruptions into opportunities for customer engagement, growth and profit.

It’s an open, integrated platform that easily connects to your supplier ecosystem, while leveraging advanced technologies like AI and blockchain, to help you build an intelligent self-correcting supply chain

We can connect to applications and databases such as SAP Suite for HANA and the SAP HANA database, Oracle apps and databases, Manhattan and JDE suites, but also to Salesforce and other CRM solutions.

 

IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite explained

With IBM Sterling BPSOLUTIONS deliver an open and integrated platform, embedded with AI and blockchain, to help you build an intelligent, self-correcting supply chain.

  • The IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite represents an evolution of IBM’s multi-enterprise business network strategy.
  • Each “layer” offers unique, market-leading capabilities designed to help you on your journey to an intelligent, self-correcting supply chain.

From bottom-to-top

Supply Chain Business Network: A cloud-based, digital business network—embedded with AI, blockchain and API capabilities—that enables trusted, multi-enterprise connectivity and supply chain integration with a centralized information hub for data management.

Supply Chain Intelligence Services: Composable business, data and AI services—trained in supply chain and open to developers—to accelerate tailored application development and data integration.

Supply Chain Applications: Applications for supplier, inventory and order management, embedded with AI and blockchain, trained in supply chain and proved in real-world use cases to enable faster, more informed decision making.

Supply Chain Control Tower: A single view of processes and data from disparate sources and an AI-powered, personalized dashboard of KPIs and significant events to easily understand, prioritize and resolve critical issues in real time.

Developer Hub: Open source programs, a library of knowledge resources and a global community to help developers build and extend applications that drive continual supply chain innovation and growth.

Benefits

Driving visibility and managing disruption: It’s really the holy grail of supply chain management isn’t it? Wouldn’t we all like to achieve big benefits like some of the largest retailers, IT service providers, industry clients and financial services organisations? With BPSOLUTIONS intelligent Supply Chain Management solutions based on IBM Sterling we provide you big savings, high growth and profit optimalization opportunities.

• Be 95% more efficient at tackling recurring supply chain challenges
– SCI: Achieved by the IBM supply chain function in its Transparent and Cognitive Supply Chain initiative

• Achieve 90% faster data retrieval times
– achieved by the IBM supply chain function in its Transparent and Cognitive Supply Chain initiative

• Get savings of up to 46K hours per year by yielding visibility on system inventories

Achieve 18% Reduction in safety stock
– Achieved by the IBM supply chain function in IKEA’s Transparent and Cognitive Supply Chain initiative

Key features of effective supply chain management

BPSOLUTIONS builds intelligent, self-correcting supply chains

First-generation supply chains are good at automating and optimizing processes in functional silos, but the next chapter of digital transformation will require supply chains that are dynamic, responsive and interconnected with ecosystems and processes. To succeed, supply chain leaders need to take bold strides forward in driving efficiencies and being resilient to disruptions. The IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite gives you the end-to-end visibility, real-time insights and recommended actions to turn disruptions into opportunities for customer engagement, growth and profit. It’s an open, integrated platform that easily connects to your supplier ecosystem, while leveraging advanced technologies like AI and blockchain.

  • Real-time intelligence and actionable recommendations.
    Applications and control towers, embedded with AI and trained in supply chain, provide end-to-end visibility, real-time alerts and recommendations that can be automated for self-correcting actions to drive better business outcomes. You can lower shipping cost per order by an average of 7 percent, (i) reduce disruption mitigation time from days to hours, (ii) and become 95 percent more efficient at tackling recurring supply chain challenges.

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  • Trusted connectivity – built to scale and backed by IBM Blockchain.
    Our blockchain-enabled, multi-enterprise business network provides frictionless, secure connectivity and collaboration with customers, partners and suppliers. You can quickly engage with more than 800,000 preconnected trading partners executing 3 billion transactions a year.iv Onboard new partners in hours or days, not weeksv, and drive transparency and trust with an immutable shared record of real-time, multi-enterprise digital events across your supply chain.
  • Open to developers to create tailored solutions.
    The IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite allows systems integrators and developers to build, extend and integrate tailored supply chain solutions that can interoperate with other business networks and applications. You can also bring in third-party data so that all connected applications and networks can benefit from it. The Developer Hub for the IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite provides access to a global community of developers, open-source programs and a library of knowledge resources to help quickly solve your unique supply chain challenges.
  • Hybrid cloud integration to extend existing supply chain investments.
    Our enterprise-ready containerized software, along with IBM Cloud Paks, allow you to extend the value and reach of your legacy applications and You can avoid time-consuming and expensive migrations with a hybrid approach that gives you the freedom to choose where to run your workloads and the ability to link your private workloads to value-added services in the IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite. With AI-enabled real-time recommendations, trusted connectivity enabled with blockchain, and an open platform with the flexibility of hybrid integration, the IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite helps you build intelligent, self-correcting supply chains.

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