The high technology industry has been at the forefront of supply chain innovation for several decades. Early on, high-tech companies outsourced most facets of their manufacturing and design processes that were not core to their market advantage. However, they retained key technologies that drove innovation, such as storage density for hard drive manufacturers or deep submicron integrated circuit fabrication for semiconductor companies. They took this approach to maintain competitive advantages that fuel new product innovation, while outsourcing manufacturing and assembly tasks to lower-cost partners. This level of outsourcing has created many advantages as well as challenges for the industry. In this industry point of view, get E2open’s perspective on how high-tech players can address the core need for better visibility and collaboration among supply chain stakeholders in this outsourced and highly dynamic environment.
After decades of improving their engineering and production functions, the world’s leading industrial manufacturers now are working to improve the performance of their supply chains, which are among some of the most complex in the world. In this industry point of view, hear E2open’s take on how the industrial manufacturing industry can boost supply chain efficiency, lower costs, and ultimately, grow the customer base and increase customer loyalty.
Oil and gas companies are thought to have some of the most complex supply chains in the world, consisting of joint venture partners, multi-level fabrication and construction steps, and highly engineered bills of materials (BOMs) that continue to evolve as projects develop. As the cost and difficulty of energy extraction continues to climb, international oil and gas companies (IOCs) and independents are experiencing margin pressures as their extended supply chains struggle to meet demanding project timelines. These levels of complexity affect project execution and will remain an area of focus as margin pressures continue to increase. In this industry point of view, get E2open’s perspective on how oil and gas companies can improve the delivery of capital projects by addressing the challenges of connectivity, visibility, and traceability within their supply chains.
When it comes to apparel, first impressions are everything. Ask any store manager what they need most, and they will almost always answer, “More inventory.” Excess inventory comes at a cost, though, so it’s not in a company’s best interest to counter stockouts by simply increasing stock-in-channel. Given the seasonality of the apparel industry and the ever-shifting preferences of consumers, this can lead to companies trying to shed excess inventory via sales, which eats into gross margins. This problem is only compounded by the globalization of apparel supply chains, making it all the more difficult to meet consumer needs in a timely fashion. In this industry point of view, get E2open’s perspective on how apparel companies can simultaneously reduce stockouts and stock-in-channel by putting their supply chains on one platform with a single version of the truth.
This update to Gartner's existing supply chain visibility research recommends that companies extend their visibility capabilities upstream and downstream to allow business partners to connect and exchange data through an information hub solution, and then leverage those insights within supply chain processes to drive value and mitigate risk.
This Accenture Global Operations Megatrends Study is based on a survey of more than 1,000 senior executives from large global companies to get their views on the importance of expanding in emerging markets to drive growth, the results of their efforts to date, and the supply chain practices that were most effective in those efforts. Download the study to find out more about the four practices that leading companies are adopting to maximize their emerging market success.
Find out why the B2B business network has become the new opportunity for fostering stronger business process relationships with suppliers, as well as integrating new product management and introduction (NPI) with product design, collaborative manufacturing design, change management, and supply chain fulfillment.
In this eBook, learn about the six key multi-enterprise business processes that leading consumer goods companies and their global supply chain partners use to address their challenges and improve efficiencies, supply chain visibility, fill rates, supply responsiveness, customer satisfaction, and more.
Oil and gas companies are thought to have some of the most complex supply chains in the world, consisting of joint venture partners, multi-level fabrication and construction steps, and highly engineered bills of materials (BOMs) that continue to evolve as the projects develop. The diverse and often dangerous geographies inherent to the industry’s operations also qualify oil and gas supply chains as among the most vulnerable to large-scale risk.
This white paper focuses on the ways in which increased supply chain complexity and risk exposure are contributing to delays in “first oil/gas” production of major capital infrastructure projects and how these challenges can be addressed.
In today’s fast-paced marketplace, cosmetics and beauty brands are in constant pursuit of determining the right strategies to broaden their consumer base. As a result, omni-channel retailing and new product segmentation have been embraced by leading cosmetics and beauty companies as two of the dominant ways to penetrate new markets. However, these strategies are also largely responsible for the increase in demand volatility that many supply chain practitioners are experiencing and struggling to manage. In this industry point of view, get E2open’s perspective on how cosmetics and beauty companies can transform the challenge of volatile demand into a game-changing opportunity.