The solution to more efficient supply networks lies not with “frictionless” technologies, but with shared objectives and insights across the extended enterprise. Call it “Federated Planning.”
Editor’s Note: this article offers an interesting, “against-the-grain” argument against the “perfect information” proponents of SCM.
Content: Article | Authors: Anne Chung, Keith Oliver, Nick Samanich | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: IT / Technology / E-Business, Operations
Once used largely for nonessential, tactical activities, partnering now covers core operations, transforming entire industries.
Content: Article | Authors: Anne Chung, Tim Jackson, Tim Laseter | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Outsourcing / BPO, Strategy
Investors have risked billions on Webvan, Urbanfetch, and other same-day transporters. The economics, though, show they won’t deliver for long.
Content: Case Study | Authors: Anand Devendran, Anne Chung, Martha Turner, Pat Houston, Silas Byrne, Tim Laseter | Source: strategy+business | Subject: IT / Technology / E-Business | Industry: Retail