Supply Chain Bets on Blockchain Benefits

Blockchain is a big topic of conversation, particularly among bitcoin aficionados. Distributed ledger technology, as blockchain is also called, boasts good security and a lot of promise. Supply chain professionals are bullish on the potential of the technology to give organizations who use it a competitive edge. A recent APQC survey found that about one-third of supply…

10 Trends Shaping Manufacturing in the Next Five Years

Real-world realities, ranging from shifting trade agreements and an increasingly competitive landscape, are pushing manufacturers to innovate business processes and embrace digital technologies. Applying third platform technologies such as cloud, big data/analytics, social business, and mobile, will be critical to success. “Manufacturers are actively applying innovative technologies to their service processes and starting to see…

Automating the Headaches Out of O2C

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is a vital one to any business, but for many, it’s still heavily manual, which can lead to a myriad of challenges. Automation can relieve many of the headaches. The O2C process is where customers and businesses interact, where orders are placed and fulfilled, customers are billed, disputes are resolved, and…