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.

Intelligent control towers are helping orchestrate entire value networks to run smarter and faster and delivering bigger benefits for all trading partners. Watch the video Inside Control Tower 4.0 for an explanation of of the evolution of supply chain control towers and what they offer.


  One Network’s Real Time Value Network is unmatched among other control tower solutions.  

– Seth Lippincott, Nucleus Research


Key Benefits of Intelligent Control Tower

Visibility

gain real-time, end-to-end visibility

90%

reduction in shortages/stock-outs

75%

reduction in expediting costs

100%

and more increase in inventory turns

100%

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.

Learn more about supply chain control towers with the resources below.

Resources on Supply Chain Control Towers

WHAT EXECUTIVES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CONTROL TOWERS

Supply Chain Control Towers have come to the forefront of supply chain management in recent years as one of the best ways to manage today’s sprawling supply chains.

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ALL ABOUT SUPPLY CHAIN CONTROL TOWERS

Cut through the hype to examine the facts about control towers and how to choose the right one.

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Fixing Grocery Retail’s 10 Billion Dollar Problem

Analysis of 1.75 million retail DC appointments on one of the world’s largest supply networks reveals that US grocery retailers hold nearly $10 billion in excess inventory.

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