Brands and logistics service providers are increasingly pressured to match the “Amazon effect” for fast and efficient service across multiple B2C, B2B, and D2C channels. This is no easy feat, much less in a disruptive global playing field amid shrinking margins.
Perfect order delivery — on-time and in-full at the lowest possible cost — is critical. However, recent surveys of supply chain stakeholders reveal that many don't have the technology necessary to achieve the perfect order. Close to half of respondents still using legacy frameworks and are highly reliant on Excel spreadsheets and on-premise enterprise resource planning (ERP) programs. As a result, many report that their supply chain business network operations are under a static set of logic rules.
Moreover, even those that claim to operate their supply chain network via a cloud-based dynamic technology that is flexible and easily configurable, less than 10% rated their end-to-end visibility as “excellent.” Even fewer rated integration and interoperability as excellent.
So, what's going on here? As brands work to digitize and collaborate across dynamic networks, it’s crucial to realize that cloud-based, dynamic, and flexible point solutions do not necessarily create dynamic, flexible, and resilient supply chains. Because today’s supply chain complexity consists of multi-flow, multi-party, multi-region supply chains, solutions must connect and optimize across the entire ecosystem to truly and consistently deliver on the perfect order. On their own, point solutions and many solution suites are simply unable to see across, control, and optimize end-to-end challenges. Traditional systems, such as S&OP, ERP, WMS, and TMS, need a complementary platform for orchestrating end-to-end flows. This holistic, multi-enterprise business network technology is referred to as a Supply Chain Orchestration platform. This white paper explores how this technology provides intelligent and continuously optimized order fulfillment for perfect orders every time.
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