IBM Introduces Supply Chain Outsourcing Offering

Big Blue offers to apply its own experience to transforming, optimizing other companies' supply chains

  • Logistics IBM will run logistics and global trade functions, working with clients to orchestrate and manage complex global networks and deliver savings through a variable cost structure. Solutions components include: Strategy, Network Design and Optimization; Procurement; Operations Management; and Global Trade Management.

  • Direct Materials Sourcing Leveraging IBM's own procurement processes and expertise, IBM logistics professionals will develop logistics processes and supplier management systems to improve supplier performance, orchestrate a global network and work to deliver logistics savings.

  • Supply Chain Optimization IBM said it will address the value chain management process from supply chain planning and fulfillment to optimization of manufacturing for worldwide real-time collaboration.

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