DP World: A New Member of the Digital Supply Chain Institute

New York, Sept 8, 2022 —DP World, a global logistics provider, has joined the Digital Supply Chain Institute (DSCI) to work with its members on new solutions to overcome supply chain challenges.

The DSCI community aims to help members interact with each other, uncover pressing supply chain issues and pioneer industry-transforming solutions.

“The focus of DSCI on supply chain is core to what we do at DP World,” said Mike Bhaskaran, Chief Operating Officer for Digital Technology. “We have grown from a local port operator to a global end-to-end supply chain solution provider. It’s a journey that is ongoing and collaboration will be the key.”

DP World delivers a range of services through an interconnected global network of 295 business units in 78 countries across six continents. The company will participate in two DSCI projects—Data Trading and future Constellation of Value–that will explore strategies to realize more value from data and ways to collaborate with partners to meet customer needs effectively.

DP World cited DSCI’s approach to applied research and collaborative learning on joint projects with members.

“In the incubation stages, DSCI provides a good forum to test new ideas with the members of the community. We can roll out ideas, have discussions with members, get their feedback and then work toward collaborative learning.” said Bhaskaran.

“We are very honored to have DP World become a member of the DSCI community. Their approach of anticipating change and deploying industry-leading technology to create smart, efficient, and innovative trade solutions, aligns with DSCI’s mission,” said Marko Kovacevic, DSCI Managing Director. “Having them on board strengthens our focus on creating next-generation resilient and customer-centered supply chains.”

DP World joins the global DSCI membership, including Under Armour, Colgate Palmolive, Dell, Anastasia, Craft, Streamline Media Group, Lanaco, Panama Transshipment Group, Azarc, Transworld Group, and TubeIQ.

About DP World

DP World is the leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, enabling the flow of trade across the globe with a comprehensive range of products and services covers every link of the integrated supply chain – from maritime and inland terminals to marine services and industrial parks as well as technology-driven customer solutions. Learn more: www.dpworld.com

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TubeIQ Joins the Digital Supply Chain Institute

New York, Aug. 16, 2022 — The Digital Supply Chain Institute (DSCI) is excited to welcome TubeIQ as a new member. TubeIQ, a software development company based in Belgrade, Serbia, will work with the DSCI member community on projects where its expertise can be applied to the mission of speeding up the digital transformation of supply chains.

“The biggest advantage of the TubeIQ platform is as a unique solution for helping organizations and companies to link business processes and seamlessly connect legacy systems,” said TubeIQ CEO Djordje Lazić. “Our platform allows supply chain managers to easily connect with outside suppliers. The platform can add a lot of benefit to the digital transformation of supply chains.”

TubeIQ will work with DSCI members to evaluate ongoing projects where its platform can bring the most value.

“DSCI is a safe environment to pilot projects,” said Lazić. “There is a lot of communication between members, which can give us important feedback. We want to be a trusted to part of the DSCI network and reliable partner to other members.”

“We are delighted to welcome TubeIQ into the DSCI Family. The global diversity they bring to our membership and agile approach to process transformation adds tremendous value to our member-led organization,” said Marko Kovacevic, DSCI Managing Director. “DSCI focuses on creating value for members to share knowledge, ideas, and new solutions to bring their supply chains to the next level of digital transformation to delight the New Customer. TubeIQ will help DSCI members fulfill that mission.”

TubeIQ joins the global DSCI membership including Under Armour, Colgate Palmolive, Dell, Anastasia, Craft, Streamline Media Group, Lanaco, Panama Transshipment Group, Azarc, and Transworld Group.

Land the Frontside Flip to Create a “Customer-Present” Supply Chain

New York, April 4, 2022

The Digital Supply Chain Institute, a nonprofit applied research organization of The Center for Global Enterprise (CGE), today released pioneering research that provides an execution framework for transforming supply chains to meet the needs and demands of New Customers.

In 2016, DSCI urged supply chain leaders to flip from focusing on the back end of the business to the front side—the customer side. We call this a “Frontside Flip (FSF),” a customer-centric model that integrates supply and demand by breaking down the silos between the supply chain, marketing, product development, and data/IT functions to accelerate the transformation to a digital supply chain. However, from our ongoing research and discussions with global supply chain leaders, we noticed something we did not anticipate–that the most important change is not new technology but the emergence of the “New Customer.” Today’s customers want their products and services to be delivered 50% faster than five years ago. The supply chains that we built for our legacy customers no longer meet the needs of the New Customers. Our research presents an accelerated approach to executing a Frontside Flip where the New Customer is front and center.

Landing the Frontside Flip requires horizontal integration of processes and workflows across the enterprise and throughout the entire constellation of customers, suppliers, and partners. Enterprise boundaries are blurred in a digital supply chain. FSF enables the extension of the supply chain beyond the enterprise walls, thus creating a more expansive “Constellation of Value” integrating a more significant number of stakeholders.

The Frontside Flip optimizes a digital supply chain by seamlessly connecting demand sensing to demand planning to supply chain operations to provide an experience that produces happy and loyal customers. There are a few imperatives for landing the Frontside Flip. These include:

  • Collaboration across functions and throughout your Constellation of Value.
  • Availability of enterprise-wide (and constellation-wide) consistent and trusted data.
  • Customer segments, personas, on-time delivery, loyal customers need to be well defined and the backbone for performance management.
  • A comprehensive Talent Strategy to attract and retain the necessary skills.
  • A plan that prioritizes transformation starts at the top with enterprise-wide goals and subgoals that begin with the achievable and build on success.
  • Building relationships and using technology to gain better visibility to reduce risk.
  • Global KPIs that encourage customer (segment) focus throughout the supply chain and enable horizontal integration.

Digital transformation is not about digitizing your current business model; it is about redefining your business model to serve New Customers and achieve a competitive advantage. Land the Frontside Flip to redefine your business model and supply chain to create a “Constellation of Value.” Read the full Whitepaper to get in-depth details on where to start and a roadmap for execution!

About Digital Supply Chain Institute

The Digital Supply Chain Institute (DSCI) is a leading-edge research institute focused on the evolution of enterprise supply chains in the digital economy and the creation and application of supply chain management best practices.

About Center for Global Enterprise

The Center for Global Enterprise (CGE) is a New York-based nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of global management best practices, the contemporary corporation, economic integration, and their impact on society.

Transworld Group Joins the Digital Supply Chain Institute

New York, August 12, 2021 — The Digital Supply Chain Institute (DSCI) is excited to welcome Transworld Group as a new member. DSCI and Transworld will work together to help the shipping and logistics conglomerate develop the skills necessary for a digital supply chain transformation.

“We welcome Transworld to the DSCI community,” said Marko Kovacevic, DSCI Managing Director. “We look forward to working together on Digital Transformation issues faced by companies in the logistics and distribution industry. We will focus on areas of strategy, talent, and technology so our work can bring value to new DSCI member Transworld and their customers and supply chain community.”

DSCI and Transworld will conduct an Executive Leadership Needs Assessment to identify and develop the talent needed to accelerate Transworld’s digital supply chain transformation. In addition, DSCI will conduct an executive education program to help Transworld employees involved in all aspects of company operations gain a deeper understanding of the best practices and innovative strategies to build customer-driven supply chains.

“We look forward to working together with DSCI, mutually deliberating, brainstorming, and sharing the best practices with all members,” said Ramesh S. Ramakrishnan, Chairman, Transworld Group. “Digital is the way forward and optimal utilization of evolving technologies will bring efficiencies and benefit all the stakeholders in the value chain.

Transworld joins DSCI members Under ArmourColgate-PalmoliveDellAnastasiaCraftStreamline Media GroupJanus Logistics TechnologiesLanacoDusit InternationalSaga New Frontier GroupPanama Transshipment Group, and Azarc.

New Ground-Breaking Research on Blockchain and EU Privacy Law Compliance

London/New York, 4 March 2019. The Center for Global Enterprise (CGE), a non-profit research institution and leading international law firms Slaughter and May and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, today released research that provides a framework for creating Blockchain solutions that comply with European Union privacy law. The pioneering report counters commonly held views that it is not possible to implement Blockchain solutions that are compliant with the EU’s recently enacted General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

March of the Blocks: GDPR and the Blockchain is a joint law firm report, commissioned by CGE, which evaluates the challenges posed to the implementation of Blockchain solutions by the EU GDPR privacy regulation. The report examines a real‑world use-case developed by Marine Transport International (a UK-based digital logistics firm) to offer practical solutions to the key issues the GDPR poses to Blockchain implementers.

This report recognizes that Blockchain technology has advanced tremendously over the past decade, and provides unique capability, beyond that provided by traditional databases, for cross-enterprise transformation. While proper workflow selection remains the single most important element for a successful blockchain deployment, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) poses significant compliance hurdles to the ongoing development of Blockchain-based solutions that involve storing and transacting data about individuals.

March of the Blocks acknowledges and identifies some of these hurdles, such as the right under the GDPR to have one’s personal data deleted or corrected, which sit at odds with the very concept of an immutable Blockchain. It also calls on regulatory authorities and lawmakers to provide clear guidance on the interaction between Blockchain and data protection legislation, so that the development of innovative Blockchain solutions is not prevented by any ongoing legal uncertainty.

The authors recognize that not all of the Blockchain challenges posed by the GDPR and other privacy regimes can currently be bridged. However, they feel that the gap left by those challenges is relatively small. Critically, the fundamental freedoms forming the policy behind such privacy laws can be maintained and protected, but only with the help of a pragmatic approach by lawmakers and regulators alike.

March of the Blocks calls on regulatory authorities and technology providers to take any reasonable remaining steps necessary to address the outstanding privacy challenges posed by Blockchain. If these steps are not taken, there is a risk of a stall in (or even end to) investments into Blockchain companies who are developing solutions that could, in the long run, benefit the world as a whole.

Christopher Caine, president at The Center for Global Enterprise:

“We firmly believe that blockchain is an important business transformation technology that provides significant benefits when properly deployed. If we can help people achieve demonstrable Blockchain outcomes while navigating the integration with GDPR, then we will enable this revolutionary technology to achieve its full potential.”

Rob Sumroy, a partner at Slaughter and May:

“A lot has been written about the problems and challenges posed by GDPR on Blockchain technology. We were delighted to be asked by CGE to approach this question from the other end of the telescope: what are the few areas of GDPR that remain to be bridged? The gap is small – the aim of GDPR is to protect the rights of individuals, not to block good commercial activities that respect those individuals’ rights. We call on regulators to help bridge any gaps with clear and pragmatic guidance for Blockchain entrepreneurs. It has been an immense pleasure producing this report with our colleagues at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.”

David Kappos, a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore:

“Blockchain holds transformational power if implemented in a way that unlocks its full potential. Our goal is to explain how the GDPR is not an insurmountable barrier – instead, a carefully designed blockchain can work in tandem with GDPR to produce a more secure system for commercial activities that respects the letter and spirit of GDPR’s commitment to the privacy rights of individuals. We’re proud to present this report following our collaboration with the team from Slaughter and May.”

The Center for Global Enterprise (CGE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of global management best practices, the contemporary corporation, and economic integration. CGE’s Digital Supply Chain Institute (DSCI) a leading-edge research institute, is focused on the evolution of enterprise supply chains in the digital economy and the creation and practical application of supply chain management best practices. Over the past two years, Blockchain has been a major focus of our applied research with the Institute members.

Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Slaughter and May are widely recognized as two of the world’s leading law firms. They bring legal expertise and renowned business judgment to a range of matters involving the rapidly evolving landscapes of emerging technology, artificial intelligence, data protection and privacy, blockchain and e-commerce.

The Center for Global Enterprise releases new research suggesting revenue growth at the hand of improved digital supply chains

The Digital Supply Chain initiative (DSCi), a new line of research conducted by the Center for Global Enterprise (CGE) in partnership with CREATe.org, today announced the publication of their new white paper, Digital Supply Chains: A Frontside Flip, a report designed to provide practical steps that companies can take today to prepare for the digital supply chain of the future.

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