Supply Chain Solutions for Logistics

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Everyone has needs and dreams.
We depend on logistics companies to deliver them.

Major transformation is underway for logistics and transportation companies.

Right now, the logistics industry is undergoing a transformation unlike any in the history of supply chain. The introduction of new technologies such as AI and blockchain has created wholesale disruption that benefits everyone in the ecosystem.

Visibility and transparency is greater than ever. Food is tracked to ensure it’s fresh and safe. Shipments are monitored continuously to meet anticipated delivery times. Business partners and customers can see where their orders are, in-real-time, right up until the moment orders reach their destination.

This global change in how we approach the transportation of raw materials and finished goods is creating greater confidence that business partners have in one another, and greater faith that consumers have in the companies with which they do business.

With modern supply chain solutions, we’re not simply building a better supply chain. We’re building a world of trust – and forging a better future.

You’ve got a balancing act.

Your organization depends upon you to keep inventory in balance. It’s a tough job when you’re also expected to reduce expedited shipping costs, optimize supply chain operations, and improve corporate profitability.

To streamline processes, create end-to-end visibility, and eliminate delays and disruptions, visionary logistics companies are adopting best-in-class supply chain management solutions.

Your industry challenges include:

  • High cost of delays or disruptions in the movement of goods
      • Busy shipping lanes are affected by weather, technology, and even pirates
      • Docking time is extremely costly
      • Perishables must not be delayed
  • Geopolitical events and government policies that impact global transport
  • Reducing inventory-related costs
  • Currency fluctuations

Supply chain technology enables you to:

  • Get real-time visibility into global B2B transactions
  • Capitalize on AI and blockchain to deepen visibility across the supply chain
  • Move with agility when unanticipated shipping delays require immediate action
  • Ensure compliance with government requirements
  • Optimize inventory
  • Get actionable insights to help make faster, more informed business decisions
  • Easily retrieve details for audits
  • Respond to customer inquiries and issues faster

Supply chain solutions for logistics companies

Lightwell offers supply chain services and solutions specifically tailored to the logistics industry. 

Drawing upon our own proprietary solutions, and those developed by the supply chain experts at IBM, we help ensure that your workflow continues despite disruptions that may threaten progress. Together, Lightwell and IBM deliver advanced capabilities that help predict and prevent issues, and when anomalies are detected, help you make adjustments to keep everything moving.

With extensive experience in the logistics industry, we know your challenges, and we know how to resolve them. We’ve spent years helping organizations like yours work toward a seamless, digital supply chain that helps ensure that schedules are maintained and SLAs are fulfilled.

Now, with the advent of AI, machine learning, and blockchain, we can make your complex supply chain ecosystem function more efficiently, and with greater confidence.

Explore our comprehensive supply chain consulting services to learn how we can help. Learn about some the supply chain solutions we can help you leverage and optimize them for your industry.

IBM Sterling Supply Chain Business Network

Connect with your business partners quickly and securely. Share real-time, accurate visibility with your entire retail supply chain. Leverage AI and blockchain technology to optimize processes and outcomes.

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IBM Sterling B2B Integrator

This high-speed, high-volume, and highly secure collaboration engine accelerates B2B processes and partner transactions, and establishes more productive, promising collaborative relationships.

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Lightwell B2B Visibility Portal

Lightwell B2B Visibility Portal provides unprecedented visibility into transactions, so you can see exactly what’s happening across your B2B operations and supply chain. This solution enables business users to identify and mitigate problems without the need for IT involvement.

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Lightwell B2B Framework

Lightwell’s framework for IBM Sterling B2B Integrator -- and other IBM solutions – eases implementation and boosts efficiency.  Lightwell B2B Framework delivers greater control, visibility, and insight across your supply chain network so you can make better, smarter decisions.

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IBM Sterling Transaction Manager

Eliminate paper documents without requiring any process changes from your partners. This is particularly helpful with smaller business partners that have technological challenges.

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IBM Document Conversion Services

Automate transactions with any supply chain partner, even if they’re using older manual processes. This solution translates non-structured documents like fax, email, and PDF into EDI or other electronic formats.

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IBM Business Transaction Intelligence

When you depend upon many supply chain partners throughout the world, you need a single, simple way to monitor the progress of your transactions. Get end-to-end insights in seconds with renowned AI and blockchain capabilities.

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IBM Sterling Inventory Control Tower

This AI-powered solution enables your team to easily see and manage your inventory, wherever it is, and respond quickly to changing needs.  It helps you detect and understand events that could impact your inventory, prioritize, and resolve critical issues in real-time, take the right actions to prevent disruption, and leverage best practices to improve outcomes.

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