Archive for Guest Commentary – Elemica

The Digital Transformation Journey: The Alignment of Industry, Company, and Technology

In today’s market, it is imperative for process businesses to pursue digital transformations to meet changing customer expectations, global market demands, and increased competition. Process industry businesses that embark on digital transformation journeys are becoming disruptors in the industry. Smart executives know that a digital transformation can be a catalyst for growth and will drive […]

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Is M&A Success Possible Without Digital Transformation?

The last several years have seen record-breaking Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) activity in many key process manufacturing markets, making some wonder what the future will hold. Will these organizations turn their attention to optimizing their recent acquisitions and focus on organic growth opportunities or will they focus on further M&A activity? In either case, digital […]

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The Supply Chain Digital Transformation Journey: Making Inter-Business Collaboration Better

I get side tracked with college basketball this time of year as I cheer on my alma mater. The NCAA March Madness Final Four frenzy has transformed the sport as we know it. Are there any parallels between the tournament and supply chain transformation? Digital Supply Networks: Your Team Captain You can view Digital Supply […]

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Supply Chain Risk and My Online Order

The other day I ordered some new cologne from a website I had used only once before. I received the order confirmation that they had accepted the order and I have been awaiting shipment updates ever since. They have not charged my credit card yet, so I wonder if I will receive my order or […]

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Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

In a study conducted by Accenture in 2015 of chemical companies, results showed that 94 percent expect to boost their investment in digital capabilities in the next three years to embrace a competitive advantage. Adding digital functionality will increase customer satisfaction, streamline operations and improve efficiencies. Businesses are demanding the features found in most business-to-consumer […]

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Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

With visibility as the key driver for an effective supply chain improvement strategy, businesses today must rely on building collaborative relationships in their extended supply chains to gain visibility from end-to-end. To build more powerful relationships, extending across a critical mass of trading partners, companies need to utilize a robust platform like a supply chain […]

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