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Thursday, September 20, 2018 -- Published once each month.

 

The Supply Chain Planning Department of the Future

Thinking Machines: Part Three
By Ann Grackin Thursday, September 20, 2018
Machine Learning will not only change the information and systems we use, but most significantly what role the supply chain department will play in the corporation and the role of the supply chain planner. [ Read: The Supply Chain Planning Department of the Future— Thinking Machines: Part Three ]
Digital Supply Chains: Part Five—Automating Quote-to-Cash, Source-to-Settle
By Bill McBeath Thursday, September 20, 2018
As companies mature on their supply chain digitization journey, they may set their sights on automating broader end-to-end processes. Here we look at examples on both the sell side—Quote-to-Cash: requirements gathering, quote approval, fulfillment, invoicing, payment; and on the buy side—Source-to-Settle: supplier discovery, RFQ/selection process, contract, requisitioning, PO/material, release, receipt, invoice reconciliation, payment. [ Read: Digital Supply Chains: Part Five—Automating Quote-to-Cash, Source-to-Settle ]

Digital Displacement?
By Ann Grackin Thursday, September 20, 2018
Digitalization is providing the collaboration, integration and visibility we in supply chain always dreamed of. But it won’t be easy getting there. There will be significant and disruptive changes in technology, business models and personnel in order to thrive—and survive—in a connected world. [ Read: Digital Displacement? ]

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