The climb of a blockchain-enabled network platform leader : Mary Ann Holder? Mary Ann Holder is Chief Marketing Officer at One Network Enterprises, a provider of the blockchain-enabled network platform, The Real Time Value Network. Back in 2002, Greg Brady, a supply chain visionary and Ranjit Notani a pioneer in multi-enterprise collaboration technology came to the conclusion that the traditional paradigm of business-to-business collaboration built around enterprise-centric software was fundamentally flawed. Businesses must take an outside-in network view and together serve the end consumer. In May 2003, they acquired Elogex, a cloud-based logistics software company, and founded One Network Enterprises with a vision to create consumer-driven business networks. They developed a network platform that enabled entire business communities to collaborate and work together to serve the consumer. Brady and Notani brought the network way of conducting business just as LinkedIn did so to managing professional contacts. They re-imagined how business software is built, delivered, and used for today’s dynamic and highly inter-connected world.
What are you working on today at One Network? Well, it’s good that you asked. We were working on a lot of great initiatives for 2019, especially around AI. We’re looking at how artificial intelligence is impacting the supply chain and how our solution can really help companies to better their supply chain and their relationships with their supplier networks. What do you think are some of the like top-line challenges for marketers for chief marketing officers or maybe even their suppliers? We are working on personalization. Really getting that right tailored content to our individual buyers and the community that surrounds them. When you think about a network, every buyer comes with their own network and a set of influencers that need to be messaged to accordingly. We have to really figure out what that message is and hone in on it and deliver it in a really personal way that it’s not canned or automated. There is a challenge in identifying the right technologies to help us do that. Then, also, the right types of content.
One Network Enterprises, the global provider of multi-party digital network platform and services, today announced that Gartner, Inc., a leading IT research and advisory firm, has positioned the Company as a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks report. According to the report, “Multienterprise supply chain business networks support a community of trading partners — of any tier and type within a network — that need to coordinate and execute supply chain processes across multiple enterprises.”
The business world is buzzing with talk of how blockchain will change business forever. Logistics, in particular, is a prime candidate for change due to blockchain, as the process inherently involves many parties. Transferring goods is highly complex, because it happens across parties and modes, and includes a seemingly endless amount of paperwork such as invoices, packing letters, bills of lading, certificates of origin, and more. A single shipment can involve hundreds of transactions across parties and geographic boundaries, making it an ideal case for blockchain.
Mary Ann Holder on One Network’s Intelligent Control Tower: “One Network’s global network lies at the core of its value proposition and underpins its unified planning and execution capabilities. With over 90,000 global businesses on their network, users have the opportunity of collaboration with every other party on the network, and can form new partnerships easily, since required data streams have already been linked to the global network and can be shared through a permissibility framework. One Networks’ approach also enables business partners to improve performance in supply chain planning and execution. Forecasts and plans can automatically adjust to match supply with demand, while balancing capacity constraints, costs, and service levels. In the event of a disruption, AI enhancements provide users with prescriptive actions and can make adjustments to execution processes automatically.”
“While many vendors just talk about bringing automation to their supply chain planning and inventory optimization software, One Network has customers that are live and using the capabilities to extract value from the technology,” said Seth Lippincott, lead analyst of the report. “By providing an integrated platform on which customers can run their supply chains end-to-end, the vendor is shortening the distance between planning and execution, providing a holistic view of inventory and the ability to optimize stocking levels. Nucleus expects the value One Network delivers to continue to improve as more customers adopt its automation and intelligent capabilities.” MaryAnn Holder-Browne, Chief Marketing Officer of One Network: “We are thrilled to once again be recognized by Nucleus Research”.