Practical Guide: The First 3 Steps to
Supply Chain Automation

Automation has the potential to transform supply chain processes, but organizations lack the correct data about the process to be optimized. Stop spending up to 70% of your time on inefficient manual processes and begin your supply chain automation journey with this handy guide.
Supply chain teams spend the majority of their time fire-fighting using Excel, phone calls, and meetings. These inefficient execution processes are not just frustrating for your teams and your customers, they represent a huge black hole in the data you need to automate supply chain.
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TAKE THE FIRST STEP TO PUTTING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN ON AUTO-PILOT

The supply chain automation journey begins with 3 simple steps:

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Ensure you have the RIGHT data

Beware of garbage-in, garbage-out. The segments of your supply chain that most need automation lack structured data.
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Systematically capture and resolve exceptions

Automate the discovery, assessment, resolution, and analysis of supply chain exceptions
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Focus on one product family or region

Automating the end-to-end supply chain can seem like a daunting task. Start small to drive quicker time-to-value.
"I am extremely proud of the steps Corning has taken over the past few years to optimize supply chain. And with Elementum, built by some of the brightest minds in the industry, we have the levers to be truly agile."

Cheryl Capps
VP of Global Supply Chain, Corning
Why "do nothing" is not an option

For a Fortune 500 company, the impact of supply chain optimizations easily exceeds a billion dollars a year, from higher revenue capture, to drastically reduced inventory and significant productivity gains.

The disruptive nature of automation technologies would also redefine the competitive landscape, with laggards struggling to stay relevant in much the same way that brick-and-mortar stores have fallen in the face of Amazon’s digital dominance.


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