Cost and currency fluctuations, supply disruptions, transportation capacity constraints and production shutdowns. Supply Chain Executives must handle all of this volatility, and more, in a transparent manner. If they don't – if there is even one misstep – the whole Supply Chain and its extended network can be brought to an abrupt halt. So how can you drive integration and visibility? Work smarter. The Supply Chain of the Future has the instrumentation, interconnectedness and intelligence to predict, if not prevent, disruptions before they occur. It relies on new approaches that employ sensor technologies, new analytic capabilities and simulation techniques to not just sense and respond, but anticipate and act.
IBM recently conducted the Global Chief Supply Chain Officer Study in which over 400 supply chain professionals participated, including many within the Chemicals & Petroleum industry, to gain further insight into the challenges facing supply chain executives around the world are addressing and to learn what strategies and initiatives they are undertaking. We invite you to attend the IBM Smarter Oil & Gas Webcast Series where we will present the findings of this study, including a chemicals and petroleum point-of-view as these organizations look to optimize global operations for managed growth.