IBM’s Smarter Planet Message
For those not familiar with IBM’s push to share the message about creating a smarter planet, it is simply defined as using all sources of information that are created around a process such as supply chain, and bringing it together in a way that makes the process and those involved smarter. Creating ability to make smarter decisions, faster, better, and to ensure that the rest of the process knows those decisions have been made.
This is more of a vision than it is a program or process you can buy. To learn more from IBM’s, watch their own video explaining their smarter planet message.
Where does the Integrated Trade Compliance Strategy fit?
The answer is simple, it is the obvious next step after articulating a vision and then turning it into a strategy that can be executed. As you will find from the materials below, the talking points we shared already are all validated once again in IBM’s own efforts. The intersections of compliance need transparency, viability, accountability, and they need to go beyond your internal organization to involve all external supply chain partners.
That is the model we shared in support of an Integrated Trade Compliance Strategy.
IBM’s Smarter Supply Chain Message
IBM defines these times as volatile in the world of supply chain, mentioning such things as;
Cost and currency fluctuations, supply disruptions, transportation capacity constraints and production recalls. As a Supply Chain Executive, you must handle all of this volatility, and more, in a transparent manner. If you don’t – if there is even one misstep – your whole Supply Chain and its extended network can be brought to an abrupt halt.
To find out more about IBM’s vision for the supply chain, check out their;
Website: IBM’s Supply Chain Study
Study: Direct link to Study
Also checkout their website for specific industry studies in the Life Sciences, Automotive, and Metals and Mining sectors.
Click below to see IBM’s Video on the Smarter Supply Chain and their Global study that was conducted.