The rise of a blockchain in logistics consultant : Mary Ann Holder? MaryAnn Holder is Chief Marketing Officer at One Network Enterprises, a provider of the blockchain-enabled network platform, The Real Time Value Network. NEO is your all-knowing supply chain assistant, continuously monitoring, analyzing and resolving problems so you can focus on the important decisions. NEO gathers information from across your entire business network to analyze and optimize business processes and resolve issues. He autonomously performs dozens of different functions, including forecasting, replenishment, sourcing, transportation optimization and much more. He works in the background to constantly find and fix issues. NEO tirelessly monitors execution processes and outcomes, to determine what works. NEO knows, learns, and acts to keep your supply chain and your business network running optimally for highest service levels and product quality at lowest cost.
How many degrees deep do you think your buyer persona is? The same buyer group has multiple. A lot of times they’re at VP level, director level, C-level people. They have the same kind of educational background but do yours vary? For instance, if you’re trying to provide a solution to someone, are you dealing with multiple educational boundaries or any type of boundary like that? Well in a certain sense, yes. The office of the CFO is going to have a different, well, maybe not different educational status, but they’ll certainly have a different bent to their studies. They will have a different focus. We market to the whole organization when we’re looking at the supply chain. What we’re looking at the office of the CFO, the office of the CIO, the office of the CEO and then the office of supply chains. All of those buying units have their own individual needs that they have to balance within the greater organizational structure. When we build out our buyer personas, we look very closely at what are the things that are going to make that person a superstar even down to what are the types of people. I mean we look at the psychographics as well as the basic demographics that you get for a position such as a supply chain director. We might look at an engineering background and the way they make decisions so a lot of that factors into how we message to that.
One Network is the leader in intelligent control towers for autonomous supply chain management. From inbound supply to outbound order fulfillment and logistics, this multi-tier, multiparty digital platform helps optimize and automate planning and execution across the entire supply network and every trading partner. Powered by NEO, One Network’s machine learning and intelligent agent technology, real time predictive and prescriptive analytics enable industry-leading performance for the highest services levels and product quality at the lowest possible cost. It’s the industry’s only solution with a fully integrated data model from the consumer to suppliers and all logistics partners, providing a network-wide, real-time single version of the truth. Leading global organizations have joined One Network, transforming industries like Retail, Food Service, Consumer Goods, Automotive, Healthcare, Public Sector, Telecom, Defense, and Logistics. Headquartered in Dallas, One Network has offices across the Americas, Europe, and APAC. For more information, please visit www.onenetwork.com
At its core, blockchain is really a decentralized form of a multiparty network. Modern multiparty networks have been around for a while and have already solved many of the problems that have inhibited blockchain’s adoption. Today, a multiparty network is often used to orchestrate a blockchain network, and thus overcome the limitations of blockchain while enjoying its benefits. Permissioned blockchains attempt to solve this with an access-by-permission-only model as did another “micro-communities” approach that only allowed those parties involved in a particular transaction to have access to a particular blockchain. Operating as an “orchestrator”, the network writes sliced and hashed intersections of multiparty data to blockchain networks like Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric. Once done, all parties can read the verified record on the blockchain, but only the ones they are party to.
MaryAnn Holder talking about One Network’s Intelligent Control Tower: Supply Chain Control Towers play an essential role in helping businesses successfully make the transition from siloed legacy systems to a collaborative, resilient, real-time digital business network. From visibility and alerting to prescriptive decision support to full AI-based automation, control towers can optimize more widely, precisely, and efficiently than any other technology. This report explains the success factors for an effective control tower strategy and provides a Capabilities Checklist of essential requirements.
In this Technology Value Matrix, Nucleus evaluates solutions that help organizations find the right balance between inventory and service levels while minimizing costs. This is important because the demand for solutions that enable organizations to plan around balancing service delivery with stocking levels is becoming more pronounced as the competitive landscape and shifts in consumer behavior present new challenges. Using One Network, customers can onboard their trading partners, giving two-way visibility to inventory levels, ability to serve, and forecasts. MaryAnn Holder-Browne, Chief Marketing Officer of One Network: “We are thrilled to once again be recognized by Nucleus Research”.