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The Impact of the 'Network of Networks' on the Supply Chain and What Leaders Can Do About It

Published: 07 November 2017

ID: G00334073

Analyst(s): Christian Titze , William McNeill


Mature supply chains are beginning to function within a network of networks. Supply chain leaders can use this research to better understand this concept and begin their maturity journey by defining the best use cases for taking advantage of this advancement.

Table Of Contents
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Impacts and Recommendations

  • As the network of networks provides the foundation for a next-generation platform, supply chain leaders will be able to leverage those capabilities to achieve higher levels of supply chain maturity
    • Ecosystem Visibility
    • Network Value Creation
  • Traditional standards and exchanges have their limitations, but emerging technologies will require supply chain leaders to drive new levels of interoperability among supply chain networks
    • Why Multienterprise Now?
    • Business Partner and Network Connectivity
  • The network of networks creates new challenges around data ownership, governance, access and control, and pricing, requiring supply chain leaders to address and overcome them
    • Interconnectivity Challenges
    • Continuing Considerations

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