Supply Chain 2025 Roadmap: Disrupt or Be Disrupted

One Supply and Demand Platform will lead the economy

Tomorrow’s Digital Earth:

One Supply and Demand Platform will lead the economy

A continuously connected global economy is about to arrive. “Always on relationships” will serve consumers, vendors, suppliers and logistics.  The economy’s responsiveness and accuracy will accelerate to real-time speed.

Here’s the Supply Chain Roadmap to the coming Global Digital Transformation. Your Supply Chain Platform can disrupt and capture others by using this talent and technology.

Or your company can wait and hope to survive as part of your competitor’s ecosystem.

Read the introduction…

Supply Chain 2025: Disrupt or Be Disrupted

On this Supply Chain Roadmap page:  A new world leadership decision

Expandiverse Technology is now here to build tomorrow’s people-first Digital Earth. It’s time for your company to lead or be left behind.

Components:  Expandiverse components can be cherry-picked to fit your strategy and business. Some components and outcomes include:

# Audience / Interest Expandiverse Components
1 Winner-take-all Digital Economy Competition is obsolete: Win or go home. The Amazon example.
2 Continuously connected Supply Chain platform An Expandiverse Digital Earth can be your leadership opportunity.
3 Active Knowledge and Resources The best knowledge, tools and resources find you, fit your tasks.
4 Examples: Speed, Efficiency and Accuracy See and solve problems in minutes. Align systems. Deliver accurately worldwide.
5 Shortcut to a World Leading Platform Use today’s devices to deliver a DEaaS (Digital Earth as a Service).
6 Executive “How-To” Briefings How to capture tomorrow: Vision, Business, Strategy, Technology, Roadmaps.
7 Expandiverse Technology and IP Over 500 early patent citations show the arrival of a new technology cluster.

Expandiverse Technology: Accelerate and Lead the World

Component 1. Winner-take-all Digital Economy:  

Competition is obsolete:  Win or go home. The Amazon example.

Competitive reality:  Tomorrow’s Winner-Take-All Digital Economy

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A possible Amazon World Leadership Roadmap:
Manage global Supply & Demand

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Amazon’s goal will be to manage a growing part of the world’s supply and demand chains. Its key step will be developing “always on” connections to customers, vendors and logistics.

First, customers will start at Amazon and buy from Amazon without using search or any other vendors. Second, vendors will use a direct online step to add their products to Amazon.

Then vendors will go online to tell Amazon logistics where to pick up their products. Amazon will ship their products and deliver them to customers. Logistics is one of Amazon’s next global businesses.

In tomorrow’s winner-take-all economy many companies will either join Amazon’s supply chain or yours — if you decide to add an Expandiverse platform. See below for some of your Expandiverse options.

Component 2. Continuously connected Supply Chain Platform:  

An Expandiverse Digital Earth can be your company’s supply chain dominance opportunity.

A real-time global economic platform:  Expandiverse Shared Spaces move consumers, vendors and suppliers to a real-time Digital Earth

Win-win:  Supply chains operate efficiently and accurately through always on “visible markets” served by “visible Supply Chains”

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Continuously Connected Global Platform

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You’ve used platforms for years. Now, a new kind of Expandiverse platform can provide a continuously connected global supply chain. This will produce the real-time global economy that we will need in our huge and fast-growing world.

On the supply side a company can continuously connect manufacturing, shipping and distribution to get the right products to the right sellers when their customers need them.

On the demand side, customers can be continuously connected so their needs are known and met right away.

As we grow a global supply chain that’s 2 to 3 times larger, we will solve supply chain problems immediately, and reach new levels of economic performance.

The Supply Chain in Shared Planetary Spaces

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On a Digital Earth, everyone in a global supply chain will experience it in a new way. All the parts of a supply chain will enjoy continuous connections in Expandiverse Shared Spaces.

As each participant does each step, supply chain managers can evaluate the progress. They can coordinate in real time with each participant, and with those who receive what they do.

With new continuous connections in always on Shared Spaces, global supply chains will become more accurate and effective.

Some of a future Supply Chain’s operations

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In this fictional illustration, Just In Time Manufacturing must solve parts shortages that cause line stoppages. In the future, pre-configured Shared Spaces will have virtual teams of First Responders who each use their own Shared Spaces to solve each problem as soon as it is discovered.

As the Supply Chain operates we will learn the steps where business processes and employees succeed and fail while they work — and fix problems immediately. Projected future supply chains will include:

  • Fitting market demand by using “always on” relationships with customers.
  • Aligning data worldwide with suppliers, logistics and retailers.
  • Fixing problems in minutes and hours, instead of in one to three weeks.
  • Locating what is needed anywhere in a supply chain, as soon as the need for it is discovered.

Component 3. Active Knowledge and Active Resources

The best knowledge, tools and resources find you, fit your tasks.

Stop fearing AI and start building Human IA — Intelligence Amplification

Today, everyone is wirelessly surrounded by the world’s best knowledge and digital tools. But they are disconnected from what we do on our digital devices and services. Active Knowledge turns the steps we do into triggers, and can deliver the “next best step” in a task, or the “short path” to rapid success in a “customer journey.”

This isn’t education or critical thinking. It’s direct IA — Intelligence Amplification.

Consider leading companies everywhere. Will they want employees who are at the 50% or 60% level, or will they want all their employees to rise above 80%? They will want everyone to be the best at what’s important. Which will prove more powerful to your life and career:  Corporate AI, or Human IA?

How high can you rise?
Will greatness be the new norm?

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How will Active Knowledge help people and please customers? In today’s products and services, only 1 out of 4 customers is in the top quarter of performers. But 2 out of 4 users perform at the 50% level and below.

But in an IA future, with Intelligence Amplification, could everyone rise and be “above average?”

Human Exponential Growth:
How far can you go?

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Today’s deluge of new technologies, new products and added features constantly challenge users.

As we turn into a digital world, Active Knowledge will help “what’s new” succeed — by helping people leap ahead rapidly.

The power won’t be in the technology, products or services. It will be in every person, by how much IA lets them do during use.

How can everyone succeed?

Interviewer: You’ve talked about how this will change the way people learn, the way learning will be universal throughout society, and the way we will all learn together. What does this look like compared to how we learn and succeed today?

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Lifelong personal growth

Interviewer: How could a company like Amazon build a channel inside of everyone’s tasks and steps, all day, every day?

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Universal ladders to the top

Component 4. Examples: Speed, Efficiency and Accuracy

See and solve problems in minutes. Align systems. Deliver accurately worldwide.

The Expandiverse makes the economy one digital room, with everyone in it

More than one-third of the world’s economy is the supply chain — from raw materials through manufacturing, logistics, sales, use and servicing.

The Expandiverse’s continuously connected Digital Earth will add the ability to work together instantly across customers, vendors and suppliers. The world economy becomes one real-time digital room, with everyone in it. Economic efficiency and accuracy are transformed by turning everything continuously connected.

Component 5. Shortcut to a World Leading Platform:  

Use today’s devices to deliver a DEaaS (Digital Earth as a Service).

What’s the shortcut to world economic leadership?

Today’s devices could be turned into doorways into tomorrow’s Digital Earth. An Expandiverse “Virtual Teleportal” can deliver a Digital Earth to everyone’s smart devices, and move them to the front, regardless of brand or price. No forklift is needed to replace today’s electronics.

Component 6. Executive “How-To” Briefings:  

How to capture tomorrow:  Vision, Business, Strategy, Technology, Roadmaps.

Use new technology to change the world

For the last two centuries,  new technologies and businesses have been consciously developed to change the world. Today’s leading Internet companies show how this way to think already leads today’s world.

The world’s companies are about to spend over $1 trillion on Digital Transformations during the next decade. The big surprise will be Global Digital Transformation, which can supersede company transformations — an Expandiverse DEaaS, “Digital Earth as a Service.”

Some companies could use this new thinking to capture leadership. Your company might provide a new Supply Chain Digital Earth Platform. Your operating infrastructure and embedded ecommerce could let thousands of companies and millions of people enter, do business  and live digitally on a Digital Earth — all day, every day, throughout tomorrow’s digital economy. With you as a world economic leader.

The Future of Devices: The Crisis of Success and the Journey to Greatness

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Come on a journey from our pre-historic ancestors, to humanity’s rise to prosperity during the Industrial Revolution. This is now producing a “Crisis of Success” as we become unquenchable. Countless billions want unlimited consumption for centuries to come, threatening the world on which we depend.

Our Crisis of Success will force us on a Journey to Greatness. We no longer have a choice: We must build a Digital Earth with superior personal and global abilities.

How will this amazing future begin? What will its technology be? How will we live and work? Instead of questions, here is where you see how our generation will become one of the most important in history, as we turn toward a predestined Journey to Greatness.

This vision is clear: “A digital Earth will change how you and I interact, how we all connect and achieve more. The future of devices isn’t about devices; it is really your journey into tomorrow’s digital world — a world where everyone can reach their full potentials, and today’s greatness becomes the new world standard.”

Business Briefing:  The Silver Bullet Innovation for Your Company’s Digital Transformation

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Which innovation will move your markets and put your company in the lead? This on-demand briefing is based on Dan Abelow’s keynote speech that opened the Conference Board’s Enterprise Digital Transformation Council in New York.

How will your company connect with customers, suppliers, employees and partners? The big surprise is the speed and scale at which your company can drive Industry and Global Digital Transformation, not just your company’s transformation.

Here’s the new technology and clear vision you need to start leading tomorrow’s Digital Earth in years, not decades.

Briefing sections:
1:40 Your Challenge
5:32 Morning: Day in the Life
9:26 How does this work?
22:16 Lead the World
32:06 Historic Inflection Point

New technology and strategy for your company to take leadership:

First Strategy:  Defeat Digital Disruption

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It’s begun:  The economic extinction of companies and jobs. Every two weeks, on average, a company falls off the S&P 500. By 2025, half of today’s leading companies will be new.

How will your company survive and prosper? This first strategy is how to survive and get the resources to become a digital leader.

Second Strategy:  Lead a Digital Earth

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This second strategy adds a digital acceleration initiative next to your main business. This starts small and lean, focused on developing your leadership. Using lean design-test, it proves how to be the digital leader of your industry. Your digital advances will help your company and customers rise to the top, with you as a leader of your industry. It then uses lean design-test to scale your leadership to a more capable Digital Earth.

World Leadership Roadmaps to capture industries and key areas

With the Expandiverse your company can capture leadership in your industry, then move on to other industries and perhaps the world.

Capitalism provides huge rewards for leaders, and punishing declines for laggards.

Each company can use these Roadmaps to help it decide whether or not to lead its industry, then scale up to a Global Digital Transformation. With these “reference models,” your company can consider becoming an apex competitor. Or you can use these Roadmaps to see how other companies might soon defeat you:

Industry Roadmaps:

It’s either time to target World Leadership, or it will be your company’s time to end.

Global Roadmaps:

Digital tech is scalable. Wake up:  There are no digital limits.

Roadmaps in development:  Key Areas and Industries

Expandiverse Digital Earth Platforms accelerate Human Exponential Growth. Companies will use Digital Convergence to capture other industries: New Digital Boundaries can exclude competing companies, or force those companies to join your ecosystem.

People will be in control: Each person can choose the kind of world he or she wants, and customer-centered companies will serve them.

For example, when will you switch from the “Age of Obesity” to the “Age of Healthy Food?” And will you leave the “Age of Climate Changing Fossil Fuels” behind?

When you hold a Digital Kill Switch and help run a “People-First Economy,” will you stay at the bottom — or put yourself on top?

Four Scenarios:

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Component 7. Expandiverse Technology and IP:  

Over 500 early patent citations indicate the arrival of a new technology cluster.

Leading indicator for a “new technology cluster”

From “Prediction of Emerging Technologies Based on Analysis of the U.S. Patent Citation Network,” published in the journal Scientometrics:
“We present a conceptual framework and a computational algorithm for studying the process of technological evolution and making predictions about it by mining the patent citation network… Our methodology seeks to detect incipient technological trends reflected in the citation network and thus to predict their emergence.”

It would be interesting to see the results from this data:

  • Over 500 patent citations received within months after the first Expandiverse patent issues.
  • Over 100 citations from from 8 of the 10 largest technology companies in the world.
  • Bill Gates cited this in 8 of his new patents.
  • This compares to an average patent receiving just 3 to 6 citations during its lifetime.
  • The U.S. Patent Office divided Expandiverse Technology into 31 technology categories, enabling divisional patent grants until 2031.
  • This 1,400 pages of Digital Earth IP will be in force until 2031.

*Aberdeen Group, Managing Third-Party Suppliers into the Future, riskcompliance.aspx/content.aspx

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