Consumer-Driven Intelligent Networks for Electronics and High Tech

One Network is expanding its business network into the Electronics market bringing together semiconductor, electronics, material & component suppliers, transportation, retailers, channels and brand owners onto the same multi party platform to create consumer driven automated intelligent digital networks.

The End Game

Imagine a world where all companies operate their business processes on shared multi party business networks to execute business transactions and shared decisions to optimize common network goals. Combining a platform designed for multi party business transactions with N-way permission/privacy enhanced technologies will accelerate the transformation to this new model. In this new world there is no need for companies to each have expensive private or cloud ERP instances. We would be free from the drudgery of endless point to point EDI projects and associated data latency, project delays and costs.

The IT and Business value of this new computing model will transform IT and entire business ecosystems.

Imagine…

  • A digital hub-to-hub multi-party network that connects every consumer, every retailer to the entire value chain of manufacturers, suppliers, logistics service providers and trading partners in real time.
  • AI-driven networks automate many of the manual processes that supply, forecasting, fulfillment and logistics planners go through today with ‘AI and learning agents’ that direct planning and execution agents. Agents act directly on transactions to automatically implement decisions and drive the network to execute at near theoretical limits.
  • AI-driven consumer behavior prediction Targeted AI algorithms detect real sales patterns at the store SKU level while eliminating false POS trend prediction by correlating patterns across store clusters, consumer clusters, DCs, etc… to dramatically improve forecast accuracy and drive the entire network to continually align with predicted consumer behavior.
  • Machine Learning – agent training AI and learning agents are not going to be very smart if they only learn off of a traditional supply chain network. Worse if they start out with a blank slate and you have to train them from scratch on your data. Our agents are trained across many types of supply chain and logistics networks resulting in superior decision capabilities. We apply machine learning agents to monitor and guide our planning agents to automatically alter planning policies or policy parameters. Learning takes into account past decisions, results and forecasts to continually optimize inventory policies, forecasting methods, interpret and use buying patterns, allocation decisions, etc…
  • Prepare and Repair automate your network response to weather, social and political events. Gain visibility into predicted impact on your network anywhere in the world with intelligent interpretation of massive amounts of weather, political, port, traffic, and even block by block city dynamics data with automated repair and prepare response planning and execution.

An AI-Driven Multi-Party Business Network

You Need a Platform…

To do the cool high value stuff you must have the right platform…

  • Multi-Party Business Network: All data, transactions, plans, capacities, schedules, resources, master data and applications shared at the right point in time in the right state in real time.
  • Massive Scalability with Fast Local Response Times: We use the theory of subnets to dynamically segment multi party networks and attach agents that can monitor and respond quickly to local disruptions and trends without re-planning the entire network. Fast decision making with real time automated execution has proven to deliver superior results compared to traditional “replan the entire supply chain” approach. And yes sometimes we intelligently do re-plan the entire network.
  • aPaaS++: ONE Provides IT and ISVs with a sophisticated set of development tools and access to advanced industry designed APIs to enable never legacy tailoring of solutions, differentiation and competitive advantage. ONE also has connections to many other cloud services to provide all the functions you need to create innovative applications.

A Platform That Delivers…

Besides pleasing your customers – you need this because:

  • Value: Lower the cost of doing business 5% – 15%, 5x – 10x lower IT costs, increase revenue 1% to 5%, 3x – 5x faster solution realization.
  • Optimize the Network: automatically optimize the entire network and avoid these problems:
    1. Predictive analytics is disconnected from execution requiring manual interpretation to translate into execution.
    2. Scenario planning and manual collaboration requires teams of people making manual decisions to fill the disconnect between planning and execution
    3. Data latency between systems with EDI connections causes missed opportunities and incurs high manual effort to align decisions with execution.
    4. Data Latency and Translation Errors: Move past the problems you have today with a slow network of EDI connected tools that don’t consider the entire business network.
    5. Local optimization in isolation by company by business function.
  • Agility: During new product introduction and other product transitions, the intelligent network is capable of monitoring inventory health at retail and distribution all the way back to production. It is able to automatically enter/exit prioritized allocation modes and ramp production up or down based on the supply demand balance across the network.
  • Traceability: There is full serialized tracking of all high value assets (such as consumer electronic devices and smart-phones) throughout their lifecycle with visibility to full chain of custody. So, if recalls are needed, there is immediate visibility to specific impacted items and consumers.
  • Speed: As companies explore new business models, they are able to pull together a network of suppliers and trading partners and start orchestrating business in days not months or years.
  • Resilience: Streaming data from POS, chatter in social media and IoT is monitored to keep a pulse on consumer preferences and product performance. The network proactively anticipates or detects demand and supply disruptions to autonomously re-balance plans and orchestrate execution.
  • Reduce and Eliminate EDI: On an as-needed exception basis, trading partners plan, collaborate, and execute on a single platform in real-time, with no information delay nor discrepancies that exist with today’s mix of costly EDI, rigid portals, and email networks.
  • Open & Never Legacy: Companies can future-proof their systems through a scalable cloud platform with agile development tools that enable continuous improvement of systems and processes, as opposed to being locked into the processes defined by legacy and ERP systems.

Electronics and High Tech Solutions

Connect. Collaborate. Optimize. Execute.


  One Networks marries planning and execution applications into one console to provide end-to-end supply chain visibility for course correction; thereby, eliminating the traditional divide between planning and execution. The RTVN enables visibility and data to flow across the entire value chain of business partners – in real-time, which brings supply chain visibility and performance to an entirely new level.  

– Seth Lippincott, Nucleus Research


Additional Resources for Electronics and High Tech

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Network Services

CONTROL TOWER FOR COMMAND & CONTROL

One Network’s Control Tower is a network-based Command & Control Monitoring station, that gives you insight and control over your network.

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COMMUNITY MASTER DATA MANAGEMENT (CMDM)

Community Master Data Management Network Service enables multi-party networks to connect to ONE’s Community Master Data service for sharing and replicating master data in a federated network.

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ASSET MANAGEMENT

ONE’s Asset Management Network Service provides functionality for managing the lifecycle of serialized assets, including tracking and maintenance.

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CHAIN OF CUSTODY

Blockchain-enabled chain of custody for the real world applications like lot splitting and merging, partial chains of custody.

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DEMAND PLANNING

Demand Planning app provides traditional demand forecasting algorithms, along with additional innovations such as Continuous Forecasting.

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FINANCIALS

The Financials Network Service provides an implementation of financial business processes including invoicing, invoice holds, and the management of financial accounts.

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GLOBAL SUPPLY-DEMAND MATCH (SDM)

The Global Supply Demand Match (SDM) Network Service provides a rich UI environment for visualizing and reconciling supply and demand in an international setting. Orders can be prioritized and allocated among multiple ocean containers to optimize the supply chain.

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INVENTORY PLANNING

The Inventory Planning Network Service provides sense-and-respond agents to help you automatically calculate ideal inventory policies, such as safety stock, across your inventory.

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MANUFACTURING

ONE’s Manufacturing Network Service provides features such as factory-floor management, production order management, bill of materials management, demand translation and more.

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ORDER MANAGEMENT (OMS)

ONE’s Order Management Network Service provides a full end-to-end solution for the management of multiple order types, including Purchase Orders, Sales Orders, Deployment Orders and more. It also supports Contract Management and numerous vendor analytics.

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REPLENISHMENT

The Replenishment app provides a rich set of sense-and-respond agents which help to automatically re-order product based on both long-term projected demand and near-term execution realities.

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RESOURCE SCHEDULING

The Scheduling Network Service provides a set of business process and user interfaces for scheduling access to shared resources. For example, scheduling dock door deliveries to distribution centers and other warehousing locations.

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SALES AND OPERATIONS PLANNING (S&OP)

The Sales and Operation Planning Network Service allows ONE to conduct SNOP planning, marrying it with actual execution data from other ONE Network Service and legacy sources.

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SOCIAL APPS (ENTERPRISE SOCIAL GRAPH)

Social Network Services provides unstructured collaboration tools that include Chat, with point-to-point live chat; Chat Rooms for group discussions and Blipper, a twitter-like micro-blogging platform. Blipper enables you to follow people, companies and products on the network, and broadcast to your followers.

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TRANSPORTATION

The Transportation (TMS) Network Service covers all aspects of Transportation execution, including carrier tendering, shipment tracking, carrier contract management, transportation optimization algorithms and more.

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WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT

The Warehouse Management (WMS) Network Service covers all aspects of Warehouse operation, including the modeling of warehouse locations, tracking of inventory (including lot & serial assets), cycle counting, license plating and more.

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YARD MANAGEMENT

The Yard Management app allows one to manage trailers in a yard, providing visibility into current yard slots and operations like check-in/check-out.

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