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Pervasive Intelligence Now by Anu Jain

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CHAPTER 4 Perpetual Connectivity—Digital Supply Networks

We’ve focused extensively so far on making data intelligence pervasive to achieve those high-impact outcomes that can help you succeed and increase shareholder value. One critical component of any organization’s effort to improve their business outcomes is how well they manage their supply chain. However, the traditional data supply chain is dying. It’s being replaced by perpetually connected, digital supply networks (DSN).

A DSN is an ecosystem where information flows to and from who and where it’s needed, when it’s needed, to maximize efficiency throughout the network. Information latency is no longer an issue, because on-demand, near real-time information flow creates almost instantaneous insights that are accessible to all interested and authorized parties.

On a macro level, increased information flow speed provides the insights needed to develop more effective business strategies, which leads to more business opportunities and helps create new strategic advantages.

Increased information flow speed provides the insights needed to develop more effective business strategies, which leads to more business opportunities and helps create new strategic advantages.

DSNS DEFINED

When you create a DSN, you do truly leave the old supply chain mentality behind. Information no longer flows linearly. Instead, you create an ecosystem where information flows to and from who and where it’s needed, when its needed, so that efficiency ...

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