How Digitization Averted Supply Disaster for Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks didn’t see Covid-19 coming but was better prepared than most when the global supply chain abruptly froze. The cybersecurity systems business had been digitizing its supply chain for several years and had modelled for various sourcing extremes. “I wouldn’t say we were more prepared, but we had things in place,” explained Jonathan…

Necessity is the Mother of Collaboration

The cacophony always gets louder when supplies are disrupted: Supply chain partners must collaborate! Yet the “importance” (i.e., order volume) of a supplier or customer often dictates the allocation of constrained resources. Still, necessity is pushing the supply chain toward better collaboration, said Alex Saric, CMO of Ivalua, developer of spend-management platforms. The call for…