Digital Transformation, End-to-End Visibility and the “Data Problem”

Data is both the biggest problem and the biggest opportunity in supply chain. Disorganized data, latency, and glitches have caused headaches for top-floor executives, frontline employees, and everyone in between for years. ClearMetal’s proprietary AI and Machine Learning technology organizes data and makes it “smarter”, allowing for supply chain companies to experience game-changing digital transformations.

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Nandini Nallasivan
Gartner, Forrester, and IDC All Agree: In a World of AI and Machine Learning, Data Quality is Cool

Gartner just recently published its Cool Vendors in AI for Supply Chain report, recognizing ClearMetal as a leading supply chain visibility provider for its AI and machine learning capabilities. Ironically, it wasn’t predictive analytics or end-to-end visibility capabilities that garnered the accolades; rather, it was the work ClearMetal is doing to solve the supply chain “data problem” that caught the analysts’ eyes.

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Nandini Nallasivan
The Four Stages of Supply Chain Transformation

Digital transformation has become a central theme in the supply chain and logistics industry. Again and again, digitization and data are the most discussed topics at industry events, panels and networking conversations. Amongst the optimism and excitement, we are challenged to find transformation success stories.

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Nandini Nallasivan
The Data First Approach to Supply Chain Transformation

There is no doubt that supply chain success is synonymous with operational excellence. The more efficient, agile, and responsive a supply chain is the better it performs and the more satisfied customers are. However, the key to an agile supply chain is to be data-driven, and for this, good data is necessary. Good data provides better visibility which in turn provides better insights for better decisions.

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Nandini Nallasivan
Top Operational Challenges Solved Through Supply Chain Visibility Solutions

Supply Chain Visibility is defined as a solution that gives a clear, end-to-end view of the movement of inventory and is a prevalent topic in the industry and has been for some time. Supply chain visibility solutions enable proactive decision-making and effective risk management. Specifically, it provides the data and metrics necessary to improve and control process around ordering, inventory, partner relationships, customer service, and risk.

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Nandini Nallasivan
Retail Still Playing Catch Up in Supply Chain Visibility

H&M's CEO called out that the retailer is in the midst of a digital transformation, but recently H&M was the latest victim of a lack of supply chain visibility, reporting a 61% drop in quarterly profit due to bloated inventory. That 61% drop in profit stemmed from a 7% increase in inventory. Enough to drive down shares of H&M 6.4% in one day. That digital transformation initiative is going to need to ramp up as H&M now finds itself playing catch up to get a better handle on inventory management. Being reactive - instead of proactive - is a losing game. 

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Kyle Henderson