PwC | April 28, 2020
Supply chains will diversify in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but they will only relocate completely as a last resort, according to a survey of 305 CFOs completed by PwC during the week of April 20.Immediate supply chain concerns are waning as CFOs gain clarity on what to expect in the short term and what kind of changes are necessary to weather shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic in the future. CFOs recognize the value of diversification (56% plan to find alternate and additional sourcing options in reaction to COVID-19) but this is a somewhat long-term goal. Diversification is three-year exercise, Amity Millhiser, PwC vice chair and chief clients officer, said on a Monday call with reporters.The sentiments expressed in PwC's latest biweekly survey were echoed in a separate report issued recently by the accounting firm in partnership with AmCham China, in which 74% of businesses sourcing in China had no plans to move sourcing out of the country.
Walmart | September 16, 2020
Walmart is partnering with Schneider Electric to make renewable energy more accessible to suppliers. This move is part of the retailer's Project Gigaton effort to reduce it's supply chain emissions by one billion metric tons by 2030. The initiative with Schneider Electric's Energy & Sustainability Services, titled Gigaton PPA (power purchase agreements), seeks to educate suppliers on their renewable energy options and help them through conversion — a process Walmart's Senior Director of Sustainability Zach Freeze said can be daunting for any supplier — especially small ones. Gigaton PPA aims to bridge the knowledge gap and pool like-minded, co-located suppliers to combine purchasing power. "Procuring renewable energy is complicated. It requires knowledge of things like market principles, terminology, contract structures, management risks, internal stakeholders, convincing your leadership and your finance team that it's worth making it a longer-term commitment ... So, this process is really designed to help companies that are early in that journey," Freeze said. As with many of the elements of Project Gigaton, supplier participation in the Gigaton PPA is voluntary.
o9 Solutions, Chainalytics | March 22, 2021
o9 Solutions, a chief AI-driven incorporated planning and operations arrangement supplier, and Chainalytics, a perceived worldwide pioneer in supply chain consulting and analytics, have officially banded together to convey start to finish coordinated planning and operations abilities in Europe. The organization fortifies the situation of the European clients of o9 and Chainalytics in their digital transformation measure.
o9 and Chainalytics are as of now supporting clients by exhibiting how to digitize their start to finish planning abilities while giving enormous information analytics to a wide assortment of uses. Together they will keep on growing in conveying these solutions to clients cross-industry in different European geographies.
Clients across a wide assortment of ventures internationally as of now profit by o9 Solutions' capacity to execute and convey esteem across complex supply chains. o9's coalition with Chainalytics further hardens o9's European impression and its guarantee to give significant solutions. Chainalytics has trained and confirmed a developing number of workers on o9's foundation to convey projects in a quick and coordinated way.
“o9 Solutions and Chainalytics are visionary leaders in their field, supporting customers to drive the digital transformation of integrated planning and operations capabilities and delivering significant value for our customers. These capabilities are a must-have for any company to compete in the digital age of business,” said Chakri Gottemukkala, CEO of o9 Solutions.
About o9 Solutions
o9 Solutions is the premier AI-powered platform for driving digital transformations of integrated planning and operations capabilities. Whether it is driving demand, aligning demand and supply, or managing P&L, any process can be made faster and smarter with o9’s AI-powered digital solutions. Bringing together technology innovations such as graph-based enterprise modeling, big data analytics, advanced algorithms for scenario planning, collaborative portals, easy-to-use interfaces, and cloud-based delivery into one platform.
For 20 years and counting, Chainalytics has been the leader in data-driven supply chain transformations. Our consultants – some of the brightest minds in supply chain – work side by side with our clients to fulfill this unwavering mission: To maximize the value of supply chains to the enterprise. Using one-of-a-kind tools and approaches like digital assets and managed analytics services, we consistently deliver actionable insights and measurable outcomes to our clients. With locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, Chainalytics serves companies wherever their business finds them, anywhere on the planet.