By Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation and Analytics, SAPinsider
As supply chains become more global, complex, and interconnected, they become increasingly difficult to manage and plan. Fortunately, technology now provides us solutions that can help us tame many of these complexities. A key category of imperative supply chain solutions is end-to-end-supply chain planning solutions. These solutions plan and optimize for the entire supply chain, thereby not only providing end-to-end visibility but generate end-to-end optimization opportunities as well.
Taming supply chain complexity through end-to-end planning
While ERP systems like SAP bundle top level business processes to present an end-to-end view of supply chain operations, the next stage is to leverage that visibility and data to synchronize your supply chain operations. It is precisely for this reason that an end-to-end supply chain planning and optimization solution is the need of the hour. A best-in-class, end-to-end planning solution will integrate key planning aspects across the supply chain. The solution would integrate planning aspects starting with procurement, all the way to customer delivery. And this is where the true power of supply chain planning comes into picture. Having an end-to-end solution helps you attain true supply chain synchronization capabilities, which is now imperative to build in complex supply chains today. You can read more about this here:
SAPinsider recently had the opportunity to speak with Eric Jones, Director of Solutions with GIB, a provider of end-to-end supply chain optimization solution for SAP ecosystem, to get his perspectives on why end-to-end supply chain planning tools are an imperative in today’s highly interconnected and complex supply chains. You can watch the entire discussion here: