For decades we have viewed our world inside-out -placing our own business at the center of the universe, looking out to immediate suppliers and immediate customers next and everyone else only as an afterthought. All our models, processes and systems have been designed -at least implicitly- with this point of view.
The simple and obvious description of the digital supply chain is where the information is connected across the chain through web enabled applications. However there are several things that are inherently inaccurate in that description. Most important is that the digital supply chain is not just about technology. Any change in technology can only provide a positive return if and ONLY IF it addresses a limitation that stands between the company and increasing ROI. The first limitation to address then is the thoughtware rather than the software. A supply chain co
Functional silos define today's supply chain organization. The silos compete. They lack alignment, and a result, cannot effectively collaborate. This lack of alignment is an impediment to improving balance sheet results.