Supply chain software will consolidate and simplify your chain of production, improving overall operational visibility and establishing a leaner, more cost-effective production model. Implementing a supply chain management solution ensures a lithe supply chain and a more profitable and synchronized system, and a platform with collaborative capabilities will allow for better communication practices among vendors, suppliers, manufacturers and customers. Browse the best supply chain software with Business-Software.com’s free comparison report of the Top 15 Supply Chain Management Software solutions.
Supply chain management software is best suited for businesses with lengthy or complicated supply networks, with market-specific products available for specialized industries and needs. Among the top-rated supply chain management software products are:
Today I want to give you the four key questions you should ask your next supply chain management vendor. Last year Gartner reported that companies that implemented demand-driven value networks grew revenue faster, achieved more than 15 percent higher perfect-order rates, and reduced levels by as much as a one-third when compared to their peers with traditional, cost-focused value chains.
Why aren’t more companies demand-driven? I had an eye opening discussion with the SVP of supply chain management at a multi-billion dollar company the other day, and together we tallied up the number of systems under his watch. In less than 5 minutes we came up with over 20! I thought it would be an interesting exercise to turn our discussion into a “Coordination Quiz”.
Supply chains today are dysfunctional. Each member uses discrete enterprise systems with little or no ability to communicate with any other systems (even those within the same company). If you don’t believe me, take the coordination quiz. This lack of upstream and downstream visibility typically means that retailers have little idea what conditions manufacturing plants are facing at a particular time, and vice versa. Given this state of affairs, is it any wonder that 70 percent of global executives surveyed by McKinsey see increased supply chain risk over the next few years?
As I discussed in my last post, “From Vertical to Virtual Integration”, over the past 25 years or so, supply chains have become far more complex and dispersed, and technology has struggled to keep up. Lack of upstream and downstream visibility and lack of control are reoccurring complaints that I hear from companies across industries, including Retail, CPG, Automotive, Logistics, Hi-Tech, and the Military.
Any company that keeps major amounts of inventory is going to need a quality warehouse management system. It doesn't matter how elite your sales team is at closing deals or even how good your product is if it never reaches the customer on a consistent basis thanks to spotty or downright dysfunctional supply chain and warehouse management. We put together a list of five WMS vendors who offer cloud-based solutions to try and shed a bit more light on this nascent subsection of the segment.
Since launching in 2008, Rootstock has been helping midsize manufacturers lower costs and improve efficiency with its powerful solution that requires minimal IT investment. Rootstock is positioning itself to become a leader in providing cloud-based manufacturing applications that provide a strong base for organization efficiency and growth.
Logility provides supply chain management solutions to streamline the market planning, management, production, and distribution of products worldwide. With an expanding, global client base, Logility’s mission is to help companies in distribution-intensive industries use collaborative solutions to optimize their supply chains.
Aptean Ross Supply Chain Management is a leading supply chain management solution built to synchronize and optimize business operations.
Designed for midsized enterprises looking to expand into the international market, Sage ERP X3 delivers first-class functionality in an easy-to-use system.
Assist Cornerstone's Assist Commerce Suite is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that provides you with all of the tools needed to run a business.
Viewlocity Control Tower Platform enables you to control all aspects of your end-to-end supply chain operations by leveraging all of your existing solutions
NetSuite ERP integrates with existing web and CRM investments, providing a financial management solution that works with a company’s other business systems.
Apptricity Supply Chain Management is a software suite for automating supply chain operations across the breadth of an enterprise.