Consistent perfect order delivery - on-time and in-full at the lowest possible cost – is critical. Yet, recent surveys of supply chain stakeholders reveal that many don't have the technology necessary to achieve the perfect order. Nearly half of respondents use legacy frameworks, such as spreadsheets and ERPs, and report that their supply chain business network operations are under a static set of logic rules. Even those that report using cloud-based, dynamic technology that is flexible and easily configurable, claimed less than excellent end-to-end visibility, as well as integration and interoperability. So what's going on?
On their own, point solutions and many supply chain solution suites are simply unable to see across, control, and optimize end-to-end challenges. Traditional systems, such as sales & operations planning (S&OP), enterprise resource planning (ERP), warehouse management systems (WMS), and transportation management systems (TMS), need a complementary platform for orchestrating end to end flows. This is often referred to as multi-enterprise supply chain business network technology (MESCBN).
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