IBM launches supply chain suite featuring Watson AI and IBM Blockchain

IBM has launched a new integrated supply chain suite, embedded with Watson AI and IBM Blockchain, to help organizations make their supply chains more efficient.
The new IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite, built on the foundation of Sterling B2B Network and Sterling Order Management, enables leading manufacturers, retailers and other types of businesses to integrate data, business networks and supply chain processes.

IBM is delivering a secured, open platform with hybrid-cloud support that enables customers to integrate their own data and networks – and the data and networks of their suppliers and customers – with the Sterling Supply Chain Suite.

“By modernizing supply chains on top of open, hybrid-cloud platforms and infusing Watson AI, IBM Blockchain and IoT into their networks, the IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite can help companies across all industries enter a new era of global competitiveness,” Bob Lord, senior vice president, Cognitive Applications and Developer Ecosystems, IBM, said.

IBM sees a $50 billion market in technologies that will enable global businesses to digitally transform their supply chains.

Current IBM Sterling clients include Adidas, AmerisourceBergen, Fossil, Greenworks, Home Depot, Lenovo, Li & Fung, Misumi, Parker Hannifin, Scotiabank, and Whirlpool.

El Corte Ingles, headquartered in Madrid, is the biggest department store group in Europe.

Juan Andres Pro Dios, CIO of El Corte Ingles, said: “The IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite provides open development capabilities that let us quickly tailor solutions to meet our unique business needs.”

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