The term digital supply chain is not new. Tony Hines1 coined it back in 2001, long before the “digital” trend. Originally, Hines intended it to mean simply the supply chain of non-physical goods, such as music and e-books, as opposed to physical goods such as car parts or apparel. 1. Hines, Tony (2001).From analogue to … More What is Digital Supply Chain?
Industry 4.0. consists of autonomous production chains made more intelligent by the combination of ever more advanced technologies. Yet these technologies must be capable of communicating with one another, within increasingly immense and complex ecosystems, in order to streamline, secure, and optimise logistics and production processes. Industry 4.0: the gateway to the future Sometimes presented … More Industry 4.0. : The urgency of data standardisation
Order fulfillment is in the most general sense the complete process from point of sale inquiry to delivery of a product to the customer. Enterprises need to monitor carefully process indicators in order to achieve perfect order fulfillment and satisfy their customers. Appropriate order fulfillment monitoring should provide real-time tracking of items from when customers send requests … More Monitoring order fulfillment to meet customer requirements
Getting products to the market faster has never been so important. Receiving accurate information from the suppliers faster is the first step to achieving that objective. Supplier integration is a model for improving the link of the supply chain between manufacturers and their tier of suppliers of materials for their products. Cooperating, both parties sharing … More Direct business benefits by improving Supplier Integration
Customer integration is the component of customer relationship management, which puts technology in place that allows customers to process their own transactions and to have direct contact with the organization. This means that the need for intermediaries is reduced. This requires a good B2B integration platform, and monitoring of the processes involving customers, such as … More Operational Intelligence and B2B Integration for Customer Integration
How you integrate your applications and data flows with your suppliers, customers, partners and regulators is more than an IT issue. It is also a critical business issue, since B2B processes (such as order fulfillment, delivery, invoicing and payments) affect everything from revenue and expenses, to risk management and compliance, to growth strategies and multi-national … More AS4: the integration standard of the future
EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is a proven technology since early 1980s for the exchange of information between enterprises and organizations. EDI formats such as EDIFACT, ebXML and EDIG@S are the standards for data exchange in major industrial sectors such as transport and logistics, distribution, manufacturing and utilities. The use of EDI is particularly prevalent in … More EDI and API: complementary solutions for all integration needs