To respond to the demands of today’s highly competitive global environment, traditional linear supply chains are evolving into complex, global ecosystems. These “pull” (demand-driven) environments working in conjunction with traditional “push” environments are known as adaptive supply chain networks (ASCNs). ASCNs allow all supply chain stakeholders to share knowledge, make collaborative decisions, and sense and respond immediately to changing conditions.
purchasing and supply chain management
functions, including order management, purchasing, warehouse management, customer service, and financials. Companies need adaptable business processes that are easy to manage. Such processes enable a company to establish its own unique way of doing things. Adaptable processes can also connect with the information chain (for example, supply chain event management, freight costing, and scorecards of compliance with service-level agreements) for improved, automated collaboration with partners, suppliers,