MAGAZINE  №2-3 (103) - 2021

AUTHOR СHERNYAEVA Y.G. - Expert, Sberbank (Moscow, Russia)

CATEGORY  Information technologies in logistics and SCM Supply chain management


During the pandemic, Russian pharmaceutical companies faced the problem of not being able to make quick decisions due to the lack of high – quality data and the problems of obtaining them in real time, which does not allow them to manage risks, conduct a reasonable analysis of consumer demand and make medium-term (and even more so-long-term) forecasts.

Digitalization provides flexibility in supply planning, taking into account the high volatility of demand. The effectiveness of digitalization of supply chains in previously existing studies is taken for granted, but during the pandemic, after receiving real negative experience, it became necessary to re-evaluate the importance of digital solutions in supply chain management, to consider digital solutions that allow evaluating the effectiveness of not individual participants in the supply chain, but the entire chain as a whole. An analysis of the existing digital solutions used in the pharmaceutical industry's supply chain management, namely the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain, is of strategic importance for the entire global community and all supply chains during the pandemic, as the economy will not recover as long as the public health crisis continues.

The article analyzes the international scientific literature devoted to the research of problems in the supply chains of the pharmaceutical industry, identifies key problems, as a digital solution in the management of the supply chains of vaccines from COVID-19, a digital twin is proposed, the conceptual model of which is described using the SCOR methodology, and the e-SCOR technology is proposed for the implementation of the Digital twin.

The article conceptually describes the application of the digital twin in the supply chain management of COVID-19 vaccines, taking into account the increase in chain transparency, demand forecasting, increased response in the supply chain, inventory, warehouse and transport capacity management, routing changes when replacing / increasing production locations, cold chain monitoring, risk management to improve the efficiency of supply chains, return flow management.

The research methods used in this article are analysis, comparison, generalization, graphical representation of data, reference models of processes, simulation modeling, methods of big data analysis, digital technologies.

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MAGAZINE  №4 (93) August 2019


CATEGORY  Analytics and reviews Modern concepts and technologies in logistics and SCM Retail companies’ corporate logistics Information technologies in logistics and SCM


The article is devoted to actual problems of digitalization in the network retail industry. The role of supply chain management (SCM) in network retail is shown, and attention is focused on key trends in SCM, many of which are associated with the digital transformation of supply chains. The best practices in the field of digitalization of supply chains of industrial and commercial enterprises are analyzed. In particular, the article considers the experience of digital transformations of large world corporations supply chains, such as HP and Nokia, as well as the analytical reports of the leading consultants in SCM companies Gartner, Deloitte and Accenture on digitalization of enterprises in various sectors of the economy.

Based on the analysis, key trends in retail digitalization were identified and methodological approaches to the transformation of a conventional chain retailer's supply chain into digital were identified. The main digital technologies used today in Russia by network retail operators are identified.

A methodological approach to the digital transformation of the supply chain of a network retailer based on process (SCOR) modeling is proposed. Using the example of the largest network retailers of the Russian Federation, Magnit, X5 Retail Group, and M. Video companies, a SCOR model of a typical supply chain of a retail chain enterprise is constructed, based on which a possible list of digital technologies, systems and devices corresponding to each process in determined models. 

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Published in Analytics and reviews

MAGAZINE №2(85) April 2018

AUTHOR Levina T.V.

CATEGORY Analysis in logistics and SCM Supply chain planning


The task of diagnostics of supply chain processes with the purpose to determine reserves and prospects of efficiency increase is the most time-consuming stage of strategic planning requiring accumulation and systematization of large amount of diverse information. Alongside with this, there are not many complex methods that could allow to implement the strategic planning cycle providing at the same time objective conclusions. One of these methods is the diagnostics of supply chain processes using supply chain operations reference model (SCOR model). The article provides analysis of publications devoted to problems when using SCOR; shows the main problems of the method interpretation and its application peculiarities. Also, the article suggests a procedure of supply chain processes diagnostics with SCOR model; the stages of this procedure are supported with an example. The article reveals that consistent implementation of the described stages allows to significantly simplify the procedure of supply chains strategic analysis providing at the same time consistency and reasonability of the decisions taken.  

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MAGAZINE №4 (69) August 2015


CATEGORY Controlling Corporate logistics industrial companies Supply Chain Management 


Practical aspects of reorganization of management system of a company based on SCOR model is provided in the article. Experience of Russian metallurgical company – pipe producer is used an example. The development program of the company is analyzed. It is highlighted that there is a need for organization of effective management system which is in accordance with contemporary conditions.

The key stages of improvement with description of achieved results are analyzed including: development of strategic card of goals based on balanced scorecards principles; modelling of key business processes and their optimization according to strategic goals including definition of efficiency merits and comparison analysis with world leaders; reforming of organizational structure including personnel trainings, motivation system preparation based on KPIs; information system implementation. 

As part of the development of the target process model consolidating business processes necessary to ensure compliance with the basic operations are defined. It is highlighted that each process has a definition based on the elements of the upgraded model of Zachman Enterprise Architecture Building. 

It was noted that the introduction at pipe producer modern software modules of planning and scheduling (Advanced Planning and Scheduling - APS) allowed moving to the construction of multi-level supply chain management processes, providing a unique competitive advantage of the company.

In conclusion, there are the results achieved in the whole pipe company, recommendations for the implementation of improvements. 



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