SOA Blueprint for Supply Chain Visibility

SOA Blueprint for Supply Chain Visibility

Organizations often struggle to develop effective supply chains as global sourcing and customer demand continue to increase. This situation is further complicated by capacity constraints and fragmented data. This ultimately leads to excess inventory, longer cycle times and deteriorated customer service on the part of the organization, limiting the potential for sustainable growth.

This white paper details the ability of an SOA to effectively drive business agility, supplier collaboration and demand-driven replenishment for improved supply chain visibility. Read this white paper to discover how an SOA allows supply chain managers to transform the business model, enabling demand-driven synchronization of supply chain planning and execution activities in collaboration with suppliers, service providers and partners. Learn the importance of flexible responsiveness and data management at every point along the supply chain for a more efficient value chain model.


Karen Butner Supply Chain Management Lead & Associate Partner, IBM Karen Butner is the Supply Chain Management Lead for the IBM Institute for Business Value, and an Associate Partner in the IBM Supply Chain Management practice. She focuses on strategy and transformation competencies. Additionally, she is responsible for managing the development and deployment of the Supply Chain Management Global Solutions Portfolio - a collection of integrated business, technology and organizational solutions to support the broad and diversified, multi-industry client base of IBM. She has more than 25 years of experience in supply chain management business practices and strategies. Her concentration over the past several years has been assisting clients in the high-technology, retail and consumer products, electronics, transportation and logistics industries develop strategies and improvement agendas to gain significant value through transforming their global supply chain performance.
IBM Software Group
27 Nov 2007
01 Aug 2007
16 Page(s)
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