Mobility to Transform Supply Chain Risk Management

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New Resilinc Mobile App Enables Executives to Take Action, as well as Access Time-Critical Supply Chain Risk Intelligence

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For most enterprise business applications, the addition of mobile interfaces has extended access and accelerated workflow. For some business applications, mobility is transforming the business process and creating new capability rather than simply extending the application user interface to handheld devices. This is the case with cloud applications for supply chain risk management (SCRM) and exemplified by the new Mobile App from Resilinc which provides complementary functionality to its cloud SCRM solution suite.

Resilinc is a leading provider of cloud supply chain risk management and resiliency intelligence and analytics. Industry leaders like Amgen, GM and EMC rely on Resilinc to mitigate risks end-to-end, while achieving long-term competitive advantage, and building brand and shareholder value.

“Supply chain risk management is an ideal application for mobile technology due to the time sensitivity in accessing information about unfolding events that may impact your supply chain globally, as well as the need to take rapid and decisive action,” said Yossi Sheffi, professor and director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics at MIT and author of The Power of Resilience (2015).

Further, mobile apps by nature are designed to be so easy to use that they attract a new user class, namely executives, who rarely login to enterprise applications from their laptop or desktop devices. Direct executive engagement can transform the process by eliminating escalations and streamlining decision making. By putting critical information at one’s fingertips, mobile SCRM apps allow supply chain executives and program leaders to instantly mobilize crisis response plans and playbooks, leveraging a platform for true real-time collaboration and coordinated action.

The Resilinc Mobile App, for example, provides instant access to Dashboards that calculate aggregate supply chain risk on a scale of 1-10 at any moment in time, the status of relevant events in progress, and top 10 riskiest product categories and suppliers. The Event function allows executives to filter events by notification date and severity and drill-down to get potential impact details such as revenue at risk.”

“We see mobile apps and solutions with a mobile-first mentality as the way of the future for SCRM practitioners and enterprise resiliency initiatives,” said Lou Ferretti, Project Executive at IBM. “We need to respond instantly to potential disruptions to our supply chain continuity. Mobility will be the key to making sure resiliency remains a competitive advantage for us.”

“People also tend to overlook the obvious differences between smart phones and more traditional enterprise application access points like tablets and PCs,” said Sumit Vakil, Resilinc CTO. “Smart phones are, of course, phones and now excellent cameras and this make things like accessing emergency contact personnel and sharing pictures of flood, fire and other impact events a very natural and immediate part of the process.”

To learn more about Resilinc Mobile, please visit: http://www.resilinc.com/solutions/resilinc-mobile/

About Resilinc
Resilinc is the leading cloud provider of supply chain resilience and risk management intelligence and analytics. Industry leaders like Amgen, GM and EMC rely on Resilinc to mitigate risks end-to-end, while achieving long-term competitive advantage, and building brand and shareholder value. Resilinc’s solution delivers the fastest time-to-value and the lowest resource impact. It accomplishes this by providing the world’s largest repository of supplier and part intelligence, leveraging the power of our “LinkedIn” supplier community; the most robust set of dashboard visualization and patent-pending analytic functionality for pro-active planning and risk quantification; and the only solution that personalizes your impact analysis by automatically connecting incidents with your supply chain map so you don’t have to.

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