No platform, no business
In the Silicon Economy supply chains become networked and self-orchestrated supply chain ecosystems.
Today, intelligent containers and pallets that negotiate autonomously and route themselves to the recipient or swarms of autonomous automated guided vehicles already show how supply chains will work in future and prove that it is possible: single supply chains will become networked and self-orchestrated supply chain ecosystems.
To do so, all internal functions are connected with each other via a common data space – from R&D, procurement, manufacturing and logistics through to marketing and sales. On top of that, all partners in the supply chain – suppliers, logistics service providers, customers and innovation partners – are also included in the supply chain. Data is continuously available along the entire supply chain – rather than just in a linear chain in which it is transferred from one stage to the next. This is now more aptly called a supply chain ecosystem.
The Silicon Economy offers companies a framework for implementing such supply chain ecosystems simply: it includes an infrastructure and components from the following three functional areas »generate data«, »negotiate and pay for contracts« and »organize processes« that they can combine for their services.
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Here are the advantages of Supply Chain Ecosystems.
real-time and simultaneous access to information
optimized and sound decision making
reduction of both logistics costs and susceptibility of transport chains (resilience)
proactively identify and manage supply chain risks
acceleration of lead times through transport networks
synchronized supply and demand planning
emission reduction through optimized transport
stronger customer optimization by using several channels
Establish your own platforms in the Silicon Economy.
Transaction and trade platforms
A transaction platform facilitates the exchange or the transactions between different users, buyers or suppliers. In the Silicon Economy, platforms are intended to arrange transports, cargoes or warehousing services.
An innovation platform serves companies as the basis for developing complementary technologies, products or services. In the Silicon Economy, this can be platforms for arranging AI-based services – from pallet recognition to dynamic breaks.
- An infrastructure and components are to be developed for the Silicon Economy that all companies can use as a starting point for developing their own services and platforms.
- Companies of all sizes from industry and logistics are involved in the Silicon Economy, including their competitors and market companions as well as international partners.
- The Silicon Economy helps to create the basis for the economic use of platforms and artificial intelligence in logistics.