Supply Chain Tracking

​In an era where more goods and raw materials are shipped for greater distances than ever before, tracking has become of paramount importance.  Whether the item being tracked is a huge shipment of steel from China to the US, or a single paperback book delivered to a reader in rural Norway, everything is tracked from […]

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Digital Supply Networks

​The world of marketing and business is constantly changing, which means in order to succeed, your business needs to change, too. One of the simplest ways to reach new customers and expand your brand is by going digital.​While traditional and linear styles of supply chain management enabled companies to grow and expand, those times are […]

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Dashboards for Procurement and Supply Chain

​Imagine opening your browser and being presented with a work environment similar to that of a pilot inside a modern jet cockpit.  You are given with a carefully, and deliberately, designed visual environment designed to provide you with both the information needed to make informed decisions and controller inputs to execute them.  Like a pilot’s […]

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Rethinking Procurement Processes

​Rethinking and restructuring procurement processes are the most challenging and complex hurdle firm’s face in implementing a strategy to respond to the digital transformation imperative.  Except for startups, nearly every aspect of procurement is an amalgamation of routines, policies, and vendors that piled up over time.  It’s difficult to know where to begin a transformational change […]

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Digitally Mature Supply Chains

 There has been a shift in the way researchers, scholars, and business leaders speak about the intersection of technology and business.     In 2004, the year Facebook was founded, a Harvard Business Review1​ article argued that the competitive advantage in supply chains were the Triple-A’s: agility, alignment, and adaptation.      Two of the A’s – agility […]

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The Digital Transformation Imperative

As society swiftly approaches the year 2020, it is imperative that businesses of all industries utilize technology in the smartest way possible if they are to succeed and continue to grow while staying ahead of the competition.  ​Digital transformation remains the competitive edge because it drives innovation, creates unique experiences for both employees and customers, and […]

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The Best Digital Transformation Books in Supply Chain & Procurement

​Digital transformation is the ongoing process of supplanting traditional analog systems in an organization with more efficient technological solutions. While some people once dismissed digital transformation as a meaningless buzzword, over the last two decades we’ve seen the incredible results that can be achieved when businesses put old thinking to the side and embrace the possibilities […]

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Getting What You Want: The User Acceptance Phase

You’re nearly there now, with an application you can deploy and/or sell – even rent in an SAAS configuration – whatever your plan is. There’s just one final hurdle to get to the status of User Acceptance Confirmed in the software development life cycle – making sure that it really is what you want. This […]

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Building a Real Version: The Main Development Phase

In this, the sixth article in the series, we will be covering the Main Development Phase. In the previous phase you reviewed the prototype and firmed up the Plan, Technology and Resources. Now, at the end of this phase during which the system is built, your application will have reached the state of ready for […]

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Homing In: Confirm the Plan, Technology and Resources

In this, the fifth in Visihain’s series of articles, we will be outlining the key elements of the next stage in the Software Development Life Cycle, SDLC, when you go hard on the plan, the technology, and resources. At the end of this step you will have committed to the full production development stage. 1. […]

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