IBM: New suite tackles the complexity of global supply chains

By Georgia Wilson
IBM has announced its new integrated supply chain suite to help make global supply chains smarter and more efficient. The new suite named ‘IBM Sterl...

IBM has announced its new integrated supply chain suite to help make global supply chains smarter and more efficient.

The new suite named ‘IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite’ has been built on the foundations of Sterling B2B Network and Sterling Order Management. It will enable businesses to integrate critical data, business networks and supply chain processes with IBM’s Watson AI, IBM Blockchain and IoT to provide new competitive advantages as it learns from experience.

In addition to the suite IBM will provide a secure, open platform with hybrid-cloud support that will enable users to integrate data and networks from suppliers, customers and the company itself into the suite for greater reliability, transparency and security.

"Supply chains are now mission-critical systems for all businesses to drive success and profitability," said Bob Lord, Senior Vice President, Cognitive Applications and Developer Ecosystems, IBM. "Many organisations have risen to the top of their industries by building efficient and agile supply chains. By modernising supply chains on top of open, hybrid-cloud platforms and infusing Watson AI, IBM Blockchain and IoT into their networks, the IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite can help companies across all industries enter a new era of global competitiveness.''

SEE ALSO:

Current IBM Sterling clients include: Adidas, AmerisourceBergen, Fossil, Greenworks, Home Depot, Lenovo, Li & Fung, Misumi, Parker Hannifin, Scotiabank, Whirlpool Corporation and El Corte Ingles.

"The complex, global nature of our omni-channel operations presents a significant supply chain challenge that could be turned into a business opportunity, if the right technology is applied," said Juan Andres Pro Dios, CIO, El Corte Ingles. "The IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite provides open development capabilities that let us quickly tailor solutions to meet our unique business needs. This allows us to embrace operational complexity while optimizing operational performance and improving omni-channel customer experiences."

IBM believes in the importance of open, trusted collaboration. “The global economy is becoming more reliant on the interaction between connected companies. The potential business value of the modern supply chain has never been higher” said IBM.

 

Did you know? IBM Watson was No. 5 in Supply Chain Digital’s October edition for Top 10 software companies.

 

For more information on all topics for Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics - please take a look at the latest edition of Supply Chain Digital magazine.

Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Share

Featured Articles

IBM: Supply Chain Data is Sustainability 'Blockage'

IBM study highlights sustainability disconnect between intention and impact, with 76% of execs agreeing it's crucial but just 30% making much progress

Heineken Toasts Success of Supply Chain Transformation

Digital transformations have a notoriously high failure rate but not so at Heineken, who has transformed its European logistics operations to great effect

GEP's Procuretech Advice, as new Scope 3 Reporting Laws Loom

GEP issues advice around mandatory Scope 3 reporting, an issue that will figure large at Sustainability LIVE: Net Zero, being held in London

Cainiao: The World's Largest Ecommerce Logistics Provider

Operations

FedEx Express Opens Singapore Logistics HQ

Logistics

Supply Chain Problems Sees Partnerships Programme Grow

Operations