The challenge facing supply chain practitioners who want to achieve breakthrough performance improvement is to understand the value and difference of "1+1=3" integrated supply chain technology.
Getting to “1+1=3” is not as simple as one supply chain application being good at passing data to another one. Instead, we are talking about how the business process would be fundamentally different or have completely new capabilities if the technology silos didn’t exist and multiple functions had been designed together in the first place. Part of the problem supply chain practitioners face is stepping out of the business process paradigms that have been dictated by technological limitations of the past. Applications on the same technology stack do not necessarily address the issue. Sometimes it takes new technologies or disruptive business practices to cause us to rethink what we have done in the past.
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