Achieving Resilience through Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management

How do manufacturers proactively manage supply chain risk in an increasingly complex and dynamic global network in order to achieve resiliency? Supply chain resiliency is limited by timely access to supply chain data. Supply chain participants lack concrete examples of how and why sharing data will benefit them. Industry needs digital solutions that connect existing supply chain risk management datasets and joins them with AI technology to drive proactive response to risks.

About the Project

MxD is excited to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) to fund a project to break down the systemic cultural barriers to supply chain transparency through demonstration of connected, AI-driven supply chain risk management decision support systems. How do manufacturers proactively manage supply chain risk in an increasingly complex and dynamic global network in order to achieve resiliency? To do this, industry must shift to focus on sense and response capabilities – sense potential supply chain risks, predict future risks, and respond with agility. There is a need to demonstrate value of proactive sense-and-response frameworks through technology pilots to encourage wide-spread adoption of the methodology. Further development of artificial intelligence/ machine learning-driven (AI/ML) decision support systems is needed to enable deployment in pilots.

RFP responses are due on or before
Thursday, October 15, 2020, 5:00 p.m. CT

Note: All project work must be performed in the United States.

Pitch Session Opportunity

Please join MxD's community for a virtual proposal concept pitch session. The purpose of the Pitch Session is to enable individuals and organizations that have already begun to form teams the chance to share a snapshot of their solution to the 20-05 RFP and receive preliminary feedback from the MxD community. In addition, this will be an excellent teaming opportunity for individuals and groups that identify synergies between their pitches.

Individuals who wish to attend must register online. In addition, individuals or teams who wish to share a pitch, must email projects@mxdusa.org. See the PPK Overview for detailed instructions.

Sign up to present by
Thursday, August 6, 2020, 5:00 p.m. CT

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