Building the Network of Networks

Report Details: The research for this report was conducted via an online survey from November 8, 2016 – April 3, 2017. Surveys were conducted among a mix of manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers/distributors/co-operatives, and third-party logistics providers (n=39).
Objective: To understand the value proposition of the automation of the network of networks, which enables interoperability between networks. NOTE: A network is considered connectivity in any form between supply chain trading partners: one-to-one, one-to-many, or many-to-many.
Highlight: While companies want to improve B2B processes, today’s technologies and processes are not equal to the challenge. To move forward and gain competitive advantage, map processes outside-in using strategic relationships with new forms of technologies and set realistic goals.