Orchestrating procurement technology has been a long time coming – is it finally a reality?

Posted on June 21, 2022


EDITOR’S NOTE: Earlier today, an innovative company named Nipendo tagged me in a LinkedIn post. The following is my comment regarding that post on hyperautomation and orchestration.

Back in 2007 I wrote the following about hyperautomation and orchestration – although we referred to it as agent-based modelling within a dynamic Metaprise:

“In short, a Metaprise is a synchronized versus sequential architecture (private hub) that simultaneously links or incorporates the unique operating attributes of all transactional stakeholders on a real-world, real-time basis. This real-time linking is a far cry from the “near” real-time capabilities of the much-touted Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), which links disparate systems or processes often referred to as the “loose coupling of services.”

I then wrote:

“During the alignment phase, stakeholder input (especially from your purchasing department and supply base) will also enable you to lay a solid foundation to evaluate current and proposed technologies. Besides eliminating compliance challenges, you will be able to know exactly where and how you can utilize orchestrated technology to deliver savings. “

Suffice to say, what you are doing is very exciting!

Ref Link: https://procureinsights.com/2011/08/22/dangerous-supply-chain-myths-revisited-part-7-enabling-technology-the-emergence-of-the-metaprise/

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