Sustainability to Survivability the Supply Chain post COVID-19 Q2
A: Marcus Langford, Managing Director, Coliance
In this crisis the ability to create new supply routes has been crucial. However, that agility must have a secure, auditable paper (electronic) trail behind it. The ability to set-up new partnerships either between business or with Government agencies overnight has come to the fore. The Pan European Purchasing and Procurement On-line (PEPPOL) is a relatively new standard version of the EDI, which has been around for more than 20 years. What has changed is the onboarding capabilities of partners from an average of 4 weeks down to hours and the visibility and security of transactions across supply Networks. Coliance and IBM have some of the best capabilities and expertise in this space.