A value mindset will evenly affect supply chain and operations functions. The traditional values in supply chain—right product, right place, right time and right cost—are now being augmented by additional sources of value: customer centricity and experience, talent, sustainability, inclusion and diversity.
To address these developments, you’ll find articles that explore and present some reasonable examples for creating value within supply chain and operations by incorporating this holistic approach:
We begin with a perspective on how a digital thread can enable the process industry to enhance their customer engagement, manage regulatory complexity and reach sustainability goals by utilizing a single source of truth for product data. This enables companies to accelerate time to market and secure compliance in a fast-changing environment.
After an excursion into the world of procurement and a perspective on how technology and sustainability can enable trusted ecosystems, we demonstrate how to transform supply chains from a solid foundation of operational excellence toward a customer-centric value chain.
Of course, we don’t miss the automation perspective:
Our article on rapid process optimization at scale is explaining how companies can move from isolated often effectless pilots to perpetual performance across all end-to-end processes building on experience and talent. S/4HANA is on everybody’s horizon and with "The cash flow connection" we shed a light on how business and IT can drive a high-value supply chain transformation and quickly enable a positive cash flow.