Tech/Integration

Reality Check: Why It’s Impossible to Manage an Entire Supply Chain Using the ERP Alone

by: Anil Kodali, January 29, 2018

Why Every Supply Chain Function from Procurement to Accounts Payable Will Perform Better if You Have an ERP Orchestration Engine (i.e. true Supply Chain Orchestration Platform) ERPs claim to provide process orchestration. The problem is, if you are using more than one ERP to manage your many business processes, then [...]

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Managing Suppliers Doesn’t Have to Be a Monumental (IT or Administrative) Task

by: Steve Rice, January 16, 2018

If you want to minimize supplier risk and maximize end-to-end supply chain efficiencies, you must first understand how to make the right technology connections. When you think about supplier relationship management, do you think about how many phone calls, emails or other “communications” it takes to coordinate [...]

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Contrary to Reality, Supply Chain Collaboration Shouldn’t Be Complicated

by: Brad Huff, December 19, 2017

Every supply chain can benefit from an orchestration platform that provides the following capabilities: Multiple integration options to directly connect your business systems with your external suppliers; A workflow and messaging engine that can map to your existing business processes; and An end-to-end visibility and [...]

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The 5 Promises of Demand Planning: Does Your Current Software Solution Deliver?

by: Joe Harris, September 21, 2017

Some say intuition has no place in business. Yet, you need to be able to sense market trends if you want to proactively move from a reactive operating model into a more opportunistic stance. This is why Demand Planning – or business forecasting – is essential to the survival of supply chain organizations. However, [...]

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6 Ways to “Refresh” Your Supply Chain Operations: Part II

by: Steve Rice, April 28, 2016

Once your company completes initial benchmarking initiatives and identifies key pain points in your supply chain manual processes, it’s time to move ahead and alleviate them. In most cases, however, that is no easy task, especially if you are an emerging company. Trying to fix issues in your supply chain that [...]

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