Evolving your Supply Chain: Key Recommendations for Supply Chain Leaders

Evolving your Supply Chain: Key Recommendations for Supply Chain Leaders

It's not easy: Identifying supply chain issues and taking specific actions to resolve them 

Supply chain leaders are often struggling to manage complexity and uncertainty –  and burgeoning inflationary pressures have only added to the disruption. Even though they know the many challenges, many supply chain leaders sometimes cannot get the clarity they need to identify and prioritize which critical challenges to address first. 

A Solution: Extracting contextual, timely data from your supply chain operations platform

Complex and uncertain business decisions can be demystified by contextual, continuous, and connected data from the supply chain. A supply chain operations platform that enables full end-to-end visibility provides such ground-truth data, revealing supply chain issues and their cause.  Supply chain leaders armed with this insight can outline specific actions to take immediately and, in many cases proactively, drive real-time efficiency, avoid disruptions, and save millions in avoided waste and extra labor costs.

Taking it Further: Evolve your Supply Chain Operations Platform with Cross-Functional Command Centers

CSCOs can use what Gartner refers to as a “Command Center” to connect their domain-centric data and systems/tools to gain additional insights and recommendations.  A command center is a digital twin of all entities in the supply chain, augmented with predictive analytics and automated business rules and workflows.  A cross-functional command center connects previously siloed domain-centric systems (such as control towers or SCM systems) to deliver a combined, end-to-end view across the entire supply chain.

A True End-to-End Automated Supply Chain Platform

A modern, advanced supply chain platform can provide tremendous benefits; it offers near-real-time data for connected insights, predictions, and orchestration of processes across organizational functions and systems – including partners and customers throughout the ecosystem. Leaders that use these insights to drive innovation can achieve a fully automated, extensive, and predictive supply chain that will propel companies' market leadership and increase revenue, customer satisfaction, and sustainability.

Critical Recommendations for Supply Chain Leaders
Supply chain experts Christian Titze and Alexander Hoeppe present key findings and recommendations for

CSCOs, their organizations, and the ecosystem in this Gartner® report outlining how companies can orient their strategic roadmap to move beyond visibility and domain-specific control towers. Here are just a few recommendations for CSCOs and supply chain leaders:  


  • Identify and evaluate command center-like technologies and data and analytics innovation to improve end-to-end connected supply chain performance, efficiency, and value. Cross-functional command centers eschew the siloed data from legacy domain-centric command centers and provide an end-to-end connected view across domains.

  • Extract and leverage contextual, continuous, and connected data from within the business ecosystem to generate and explore insights, predictions, and suggestions for use cases that would have been impossible within existing, domain-focused supply chain applications. 

  • Extend the supply chain platform's capabilities, and obtain advanced analytics tools and decision intelligence to manage multiple end-to-end supply chain use cases. Eventually, connect use cases within the command center yielding a real-time E2E digital supply chain twin.

For more comprehensive insights, download this free Gartner® report to guide your strategic roadmap to enhancing and digitizing your supply chain operations. 

ParkourSC, a leader in supply chain technology solutions, is mentioned in this report. Parkour recently announced an expansion of its digital supply chain operations platform, which helps enterprises digitize their supply chain operations to improve resilience, increase agility, and drive strategic innovation. For more information or to request a demo, please visit www.ParkourSC.com.

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