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Centers of Excellence Driving Supply Chain Innovation Report

In the new age of rapid globalization and frequent disruption, supply chain management professionals are hearing more about the benefits of improved collaboration with cross-functional partners by establishing Supply Chain Centers of Excellence (CoE).

Download this complimentary special report and read how supply chain leaders go inside the inner-workings of a top CoE, learn the vital organizational steps necessary for establishing a CoE, and better understand the technology that compresses the distance between all critical supply chain entities.

Learn why COE is important to the success of your supply chain and get started today!

Effective Planning and Execution for Large Capital Projects

Large capital construction projects are inherently complex, sometimes involving hundreds of stakeholders assembled for a limited time to meet project deliverables. Many capital projects struggle to orchestrate the ownership, procurement and delivery of materials to jobsites and to utilize craft worker resources effectively. These challenges highlight the inadequacy of extending enterprise systems into a complex construction project lifecycle. Learn about how leading companies are leveraging cloud-based solutions to become more predictable by integrating materials management processes across their project networks.

Cloud-based business networks power many of the largest industries across the globe today, including aerospace and defense, telecommunications, consumer electronics and industrial manufacturing. E2open is bringing these proven technologies and solutions to the capital construction and energy resource industries to help owner/operators gain greater oversight and collaborate more effectively with their contractor partners.

To that end, E2open is pleased to participate in an industry-led initiative, Integrated Materials Management (IMM), through Fiatech, a membership-led international community of global leadership organizations focused on innovation in the capital projects industry. The IMM initiative aims to deploy solutions to address industry challenges in the areas of actionable information, collaboration and materials management decision-making.

Supply Management and Logistics Leaders Can Leverage Upstream Visibility to Generate Value and Reduce Risk

Multi-tier visibility and supplier collaboration help to mitigate the impact of disruptive events and risks in the upstream supply chain. Supply chain functional leaders can use these best practices to establish a visibility foundation and run a process to realize the value of upstream visibility.

Global Manufacturing Outlook 2014: Performance in the Crosshairs

KPMG's 2014 report surveyed 460 senior executives across six industrial sectors split equally among the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Asia-Pacific.Among other findings, the report reveals that limited visibility across the supply chain remains a growing concern for manufacturers, even though many have made notable progress towards improving transparency. Forty percent of manufacturing executives say they lack information and material visibility across their supply base. Thirty eight percent say they lack critical details on supplier performance, and 36 percent lack adequate supply chain IT systems. 

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Beyond B2B: The Foundation for the Business Network

End-to-end supply chain visibility requires timely, accurate data from your entire trading partner network: suppliers, customers, logistics providers, and other partners. This white paper examines the five must-haves for creating the foundational connectivity layer of a business network for the modern supply chain. It also looks at what to build on that platform to enable brand owners and manufacturers to leverage the collective brainpower of their trading partner communities to efficiently manage end-to-end supply chain processes and to respond intelligently to continuous change in supply, demand, products, and partners. 

Spend Matters
Putting the “Supply” in Supply Networks Part 2

Part 2: Tackling the Multi-Tier Information Problem in the Inbound Supply Chain

Part 2 of this Spend Matters report outlines the further complexity of multi-tier partner networks and evaluates the pros and cons of various approaches to solve it. The result: a clear call to action to adopt a supply chain business network to better manage direct materials.

Spend Matters
Putting the “Supply” in Supply Networks Part 1

Part 1: Welcome to Supply Management 2.0 in the Digital Supply Chain

Drawing from the results of a 2013 quantitative research study conducted by Spend Matters and the Institute of Supply Management, this report outlines the ways in which siloed departments, processes, metrics, EDI, supporting ERP systems – and a lot of spreadsheets – have created a brittle, shortsighted supply network that simply can’t be orchestrated efficiently and effectively to meet demand. In Part 1 of this two-part report, learn why meeting demand requires Supply Management 2.0: fluid collaboration between companies and their external network partners in a multi-tier and multilevel fashion that orchestrates both process silos and information silos. 

Download Part 2: Tackling the Multi-Tier Information Problem in the Inbound Supply Chain

SCM World
Supply Chain and the Future of Applications

This report details where the cloud can enhance end-to-end supply chain management, outlining the roadmap ahead for the cloud-enabled business and highlighting how companies can improve visibility and connectivity at a rate quicker than more traditional methods such as EDI and enterprise software systems. The report features a profile on the supply chain strategies and operations of the world's leading beauty company, L'Oréal.

Download the Gartner L'Oréal Report

View the recent Gartner case study to learn how L’Oréal leveraged cloud connectivity for real-time collaboration across its global network - L'Oréal's objective is to gain 1 billion new customers over the next decade. To obtain this goal and maintain their market leadership, L'Oréal embarked on an upstream cloud collaboration initiative that delivered increased value and innovation to its supply chain. 

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The Redemption of Supply Chain Planning

The days of “set it and forget it” planning are over. The move is on to adapt with agility—to deal with continuous change by complementing periodic planning with more responsive event-driven planning to manage supply chain disruptions inside the execution window. 

Supply Chain Insights
Building Business-To-Business Supply Chain Networks – Who Are the Players?

This recent study by Supply Chain Insights seeks to understand and benchmark companies’ supply chain visibility in business relationships within their extended supply chains. Discover why manufacturers, retailers, distributors and third-party logistics providers should consider a B2B Supply Chain Business Network Solution versus EDI or ERP, and gain insight into how to go about choosing a solution provider.

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