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供应链黑洞

We have a 黑色 hole in the center of 供应链 applications.  A 黑色 hole you say?  Yes, a 黑色 hole has developed between transactional systems focused on order-to-cash and procure-to-pay processes and 供应链 optimization technologies.  It is not there by design. It has evolved because the design of 供应链 technologies were insufficient to meet today’s requirements.

了解黑洞

什么是黑洞?用量子力学的术语来说,这是没有任何东西可以逃逸的空间区域。这是由于非常紧凑的质量引起的时空变形的结果。在黑洞周围,有一个无法检测到的表面,标记着不返回的点,被科学家称为事件视界。叫做“black” because it absorbs all light that hits it, reflecting nothing, just like a perfect 黑色 body in thermodynamics.  Despite the invisible interior, a 黑色 hole can be observed through its interaction with other matter.

公司可能没有意识到这一点,但是它们有一个黑洞。这是无人’在ERP和供应链优化(APS)/供应链执行(SCE)系统之间。我们现在知道,固定数据集成,一维规则映射以及从ERP到供应链优化的传统主数据技术还不够。结果,计划是孤立创建和使用的,而事务系统却很少– to no —制导情报。承诺现金(ATP)是我们首次涉足黑洞,但我们走得还远远不够。

Technologies are evolving to eliminate the 供应链 黑色 hole. In this first generation of 供应链 applications, we have built a fixed response with very little sensing.  How can we effectively respond when we cannot sense?

我相信,从研究市场的七年开始,填补黑洞的技术应用将以多种形式出现,并且来源多种多样。从军事技术上,我们将看到基于规则的本体在智能感知和连接优化计划以更智能地驱动事务系统方面的应用。同样,在银行和保险业,我们将看到早期市场状况的模式识别在塑造供应链响应中的应用;从搜索引擎优化技术(SEO)中,我们将看到对主数据管理的重新定义。这些技术上的不连续性将来自新兴技术:我们不喜欢的人’甚至不知道今天的名字。

重点放在哪里

We will be limited in how fast we move by our own traditional 供应链 paradigms.  To solve the 黑色 hole, we need to shake several paradigms and recognize that:

  • 第一代是一个开始,但还不够。 第一代供应链应用程序使我们走上了第一步,但必须抛弃它们才能向前发展。 企业资源计划并不是未来供应链管理的骨干。新技术将不会来自ERP整合商。
  • 需要弥合不连续性。  We are at a discontinuity between inside-out and outside-in technologies.  The new technologies will be outside-in. They will help us sense before responding.  They will help drive an intelligent response. They will fill the 黑色 hole.
  • 需要专注于创新。  Companies will be challenged to evolve old technology while maximizing the opportunities from evolving technologies at the same time.  Early adopters have line-of-business scouts seeking to extract new answers to solve the 黑色 hole dilemma.

 Going Forward

从1998年第二季度开始的日子开始 i2技术 股票价格达到了每股110美元以上的峰值,APS的平均交易规模为190万美元。这时,APS充满了活力和兴奋。今天,它已经丢失了 ’s luster.  In its redefinition through the solving of the 黑色 hole problem, we will see a more mature market evolve with less hype and more grounding.  For me, this will be exciting.

As the 供应链萨满祭司, I will be scouring the market to look for solutions to help us tackle the 供应链 黑色 hole.  Look for me at industry events.  Until then….