The perfect order is more than a quixotic, impractical concept. The ability to deliver the right product, in the right quantity and configuration, and with the right documentation--all at the right cost--is becoming essential to survival as market forces make it increasingly important for manufacturers to retain customers and increase revenues.
Despite these business imperatives, many manufacturers still often fail to execute orders perfectly. That's hardly surprising.
Many manufacturers struggle to achieve adaptability and flexibility because they are saddled with system inflexibility and legacy systems integration challenges.
Fortunately, however, a new wave of order management software is appearing that can help manufacturers overcome legacy system problems while improving order process visibility and enhancing supply chain agility.
Source: Managing Automation, http://www.managingautomation.com
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