This year’s Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference (GartnerSCC) addressed digital disruption in many forms. The imperative was this: create a customer-centric supply chain that emphasizes a digital experience.
Throughout SuiteWorld16, NetSuite’s annual conference, it’s no surprise that technology took center stage during several show-stopping keynotes, not to mention an insightful mix of breakout sessions and live demos.
Topics: b2b technology, b2b technology solutions, digital supply chain, digital supply chain solutions, dsi digital supply chain platform, Events, netsuite, suiteworld16, Supply Chain Management, supply chain solutions, supply chain technology
How many disparate software systems does your company operate? Increasingly in the digital economy, companies amass various enterprise software, machines and devices through growth and acquisitions. The challenge is how to integrate them to streamline operations. Web services integrations are a vital tool for sorting through the mess and facilitating interoperability between software and devices. The latest update to the DSI platform, version 8.2 SP4, includes enhancements to DSI’s web services integration capabilities that make connecting to any data source faster and easier.
A fascinating paradox has gripped the supply chain industry. Today’s supply chains have become more complex than ever, growing in size and scope to encompass more trading partners, more facilities and more customers, often spanning the globe. Yet to efficiently collaborate with those trading partners, run those facilities and serve those customers, simplicity is key. You need to be able to answer basic questions: where’s your inventory? What’s happening right now in your supply chain? Do your customers have what they need? Technology is the key to streamlining the supply chain, but as discussed at the KC SmartPort annual industry briefing, it’s not a matter of simply using technology, but truly understanding what it is and what it can do.
Topics: 3d printing, andrew ehlers, dan pinkham, Events, internet of things, jeff risley, kc smartport, kc smartport supply chain briefing, mark heinrich, mitch free, Supply Chain Management, supply chain technology, supply chain transformation
The countdown is on to COLLABORATE 16 in beautiful Las Vegas! There’s no shortage of fun to be had throughout one of the biggest Oracle events of the year, but there’s plenty of education and insight, too. We’re thrilled to be returning to COLLABORATE as a Platinum Elite sponsor. #TeamDSI will be out in full force with presentations, live demonstrations and networking events. Instead of reviewing our COLLABORATE line-up, let’s take a closer look at some of the most pervasive business problems facing your company and how we’ll help you solve them.
Topics: automated data collection, #c16lv, DSI Cloud Platform, COLLABORATE 16, dsi platform, dsi supply chain solutions, Events, field service, internet of things, route sales, Solutions, Supply Chain Management, supply chain solutions, supply chain technology
Increasing productivity—it’s a constant challenge, right? We may not be able to help de-clutter your inbox or minimize your meeting requests, but we can help you build and manage your company’s mobile apps more efficiently, thanks to the latest DSI Digital Supply Chain Platform (DSCP)TM update, 8.2 SP3.
With a maze of regulations across global jurisdictions and even more complex, temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and healthcare product requirements, the life sciences supply chain is under pressure to adapt. And from the EU’s Good Distribution Practice guidelines to Brazil’s stringent serialization laws, regulatory compliance is only increasing. In the U.S., serialization, the next phase of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), goes into effect next year for pharmaceutical manufacturers. By 2023, the Act will ensure that manufacturers, repackagers, distributors and dispensers can only transact with serialized product, ensuring unit level traceability across the pharma supply chain. How are supply chain leaders in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries coping?
Topics: digital supply chain, DSI cloud inventory™, healthcare, life sciences supply chain, mobile-first supply chain, pharma supply chain, pharma supply chain management, pharmaceuticals, serialization, Solutions, Supply Chain Management, supply chain solutions
Global supply chains continue to grow in complexity, but even with recent high-profile security breaches and logistics slowdowns, two new studies suggest many businesses may be underestimating supply chain threats. A recent study suggests one common threat, the loss of a key supplier, is effectively shrugged off by a surprising percentage of businesses surveyed. Zurich Insurance Ltd.’s global survey report on the potential business impact of “loss of the main supplier” for small and medium enterprises demonstrates that a majority of organizations (55%) claim they would not be affected at all were they to lose their main supplier.
Today’s supply chain leaders, managers and stakeholders are inundated with any number of supply chain management challenges like escalating business complexity, rising cost pressures, pervasive skills shortages and increasing customer demands. It’s enough to make you run screaming in the opposite direction. At the same time, we’re in the midst of an exciting, digitally focused era that’s brimming with opportunities for innovation and creative problem-solving.