Supply Chain Control Towers
From real-time visibility to automation and machine learning
What is a Supply Chain Control Tower?
One Network’s Intelligent Control Tower is not your typical control tower, that provides visibility to immediate trading partners only. The Intelligent Control Tower monitors, manages, and controls decisions and execution across functions and across companies to optimize the entire network.
The Intelligent Control Tower uses AI and serves as a system of engagement across trading partners, and orchestrates companies, people and things to work together in real-time to serve the end consumer.
Until recently, supply chain control towers have been all about providing visibility to your immediate trading partners. But with the development of multi-party, consumer-driven networks, advanced control towers now provide real-time visibility, collaboration and powerful AI capabilities to move beyond decision-support to decision-making and autonomous control.
The NEO Platform is differentiated by its single data model which enables supply chain partners to plan, execute, and then continuously and incrementally optimize supply, demand, and logistics, across the entire ecosystem.”
– Isaac Gould, Nucleus Research
Supply Chain Control Tower Capabilities Checklist
If your supply chain Control Tower lacks these critical capabilities, you’ll be relegated to sub-optimal performance in your supply chain operations. Supply Chain Control Towers play an essential role in helping businesses successfully make the transition from siloed legacy systems to a collaborative, resilient, real-time digital business network.
Intelligent control towers are helping orchestrate entire value networks to run smarter and faster and delivering bigger benefits for all trading partners. Download Nucleus Research Control Tower Value Matrix 2023 to learn more about how control towers are delivering end-to-end visibility, collaboration and autonomous capabilities.
Key Benefits of Intelligent Control Towers
gain real-time, end-to-end visibility
reduction in shortages/stock-outs
reduction in expediting costs
and more increase in inventory turns
increase in on-time shipments
Key Capabilities of the Intelligent Control Tower
Control towers offer considerable benefits and capabilities, from end-to-end visibility to advanced automation. Here are some of the key capabilities to look for in a control tower solution:
- End-to-end Visibility – visibility across supply chain partners, including suppliers, contract manufacturers, transportation carriers, third-party logistics.
- Collaborative information sharing – share information and collaborate in real-time.
- Early warning alerts and exception management – resolve supply chain disruptions before they disrupt your business.
- Predictive and prescriptive decision-support – using predictive and prescriptive analytics.
- Autonomous decision-making and control – take the robot out of the human and boost productivity.
- Cognitive – the self-correcting supply chain with decision-making and machine learning.
Resources on Supply Chain Control Towers
Download the authoritative analyst report on supply chain control towers from Nucleus Research for 2023. Learn the key capabilities of control towers, including: end-to-end visibility, unified planning and execution, and decision making AI assistants, that make One Network a leader for the eighth consecutive year.
Hear PepsiCo’s Raphael Cyjon explain their successful deployment of One Network’s Control Tower technology across the Latin America region as they pursue their mission to “create a smile in every sip and every bite.”
Today’s control towers provide powerful capabilities and real-time responsiveness with Autonomous Problem-Solving, Global Demand-Supply Matching and Global Available-to-Promise. Learn how to use the power of AI and prescriptive analytics to reduce inventory and logistics costs, while improving service levels and resiliency.
Why supply chain control towers fail, and why they succeed. Learn the five key elements that a control tower needs to have, if it is to deliver on the promise of real-time visibility, effective optimization and collaboration across all parties and tiers of the supply chain.
Supply chain control towers offer powerful benefits. They provide valuable insight and important analytics that help you manage and optimize the supply chain. Discover the key components a control tower should have so you can derive optimal value from your investment.