Collaborative and Open Supply chain Management Operating System
This is a seed phase project lasting from 6 up to 9 months.
Supply Chains have demonstrated during the COVID-19 crisis, a poor ability to make efficient and responsive decisions to supply on time and in-full vital, but also basic and necessities. In addition, the world is moving to a huge, deep and long economic crisis in numerous sectors. In such a context, companies will have to fight for surviving, work on by eliminating waste in organizations or improving their cash flow abilities. This will lead to a decrease of the available resources. At a same time, variabilities on supply, production and demand will increase drastically. Instability is the new normal for supply chainswhich means that current supply chain management paradigms (long-term alliances, worldwide supply chains, etc.), methods and decision-support tools designed to optimize performance in a stable world will become obsolete.
Consequently, it seems important to develop suitable supply chain decision-support tools that provide reliable guidance for decisions in order to support company recovery. The COSMOS project intends to work on framing and defining new needs requirements for decision support systems and to expose a first set of concrete proposals (quick wins) through a dedicated marketplace.
#Supply Chain Management #Marketplace #Decision Support Systems #Risk and Opportunity Management
Existing Supply Chain collaborative tools are a decoy. As the COVID-19 crisis is highlighting, most of the Supply Chain stakeholders are not able to work altogether to align their priorities and to manage efficiently uncertainties. True and innovative collaborative decision-support systems are now required!
- Fill the research gap by proposing a formal identification and a specification of the new needs for Supply Chain Management decision-making processes and tools in the new normal previously described.
- Select a first set of existing Apps composed of existing commercial software and research prototypes.
- Design a web portal to structure this first offer as a marketplace. Based on thos portal, end-users will have the opportunity to easily access to some concrete solutions.