Google launches ‘digital twin’ service for the supply chain

by Liam Turner
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Google Cloud has launched a service that aims to help organisations leverage data from a variety of sources to better understand their physical supply chain.

The Supply Chain Twin brings together data from sources including enterprise business systems such as ERPs, supplier and partner systems, and public sources such as weather data.

The service requires less partner integration time than traditional API-based integration, according to Google.

The cloud company is also launching the Supply Chain Pulse module to provide supply chain managers with real-time dashboards, advanced analytics, alerts, and collaboration in Google Workspace.

The module offers different performance dashboards to analyse key operational metrics, and users can set mobile alerts that trigger when key metrics reach user-defined thresholds.

They can also build shared workflows for quick collaboration in Google Workspace to resolve issues.

In addition, the service provides AI-driven recommendations in response to events.

Over the past couple of years, events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the blockage in the Suez Canal have brought to the fore the vulnerability of global supply chains.

And as companies strive to build their resiliency, Google is pitching better supply chain visibility.

Google is going to work with system integrators like Deloitte, Pluto7 and TCS to help logistics-heavy companies deploy the Supply Chain Twin.

Supply Chain Twin and the Twin Pulse module are globally available now in restricted access.

Image: Peshkova/Shutterstock


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