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Unify End-to-End Supply Chain Processes With Supply Chain Convergence

Published: 17 July 2018

ID: G00337147

Analyst(s): C. Klappich


Supply chain leaders can transform their operations by breaking down functional silos, and designing business processes that span, optimize and synchronize across traditional functional domains.

Table Of Contents


  • Defining the SCM Convergence Vision
  • Levels of SCM Convergence
    • Level 1: Analytical
    • Level 2: Transaction
    • Level 3: Synchronized
    • Level 4: Optimized
    • Level 5: Federated
  • Market Evolution
  • Barriers to Supply Chain Convergence
  • Bottom Line
  • SCM Convergence Use-Case Examples
    • Scenario 1: Customer Service
    • Scenario 2: Fulfillment
    • Scenario 3: Lean Manufacturing
    • Scenario 4: Intelligent Manufacturing
    • Scenario 5: Model-Based Manufacturing and Manufacturing Process Management

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