Do you know what to look for in a modern Control Tower?
In the last few decades, the supply chain has radically transformed, becoming far more digitized, global, and networked. Today, order fulfillment involves efficient orchestration across multiple parties that leverage a multitude of systems and technologies. Rising customer and consumer expectations are also challenging companies to deliver faster than ever before, in increasingly narrow time slots and at lower prices. Meeting these demands requires optimizing complex processes across a network, which is impossible if companies are not properly sharing data or if they can’t act on that data in a timely fashion. Many solutions are not doing enough to eliminate enterprise or cross-network silos, and are therefore failing to help businesses take advantage of every opportunity for optimization, increased efficiency, and profitability.
The supply chain control tower is one of the most recognized and sought after solutions for enhancing collaborations and unifying disparate systems through end-to-end, real-time visibility and control. But not all supply chain Control Towers are created equal, and many of the most modern technologies perpetuate organizational silos.
In this white paper, we chart the evolution of the digital Control Tower as a means to embrace and extract value from this newfound supply chain complexity. We’ll investigate some of the most significant ways solutions vary and identify how best to select and implement the right one for your business needs.