One-To-Many: Establishing a Common Platform to Address Multiple Supply Chain Applications

Brand owners are still ultimately responsible for delivery of the items bought by the customer. Yet they have never had as little control and visibility into the supply chain that is delivering the product to the customer. ERP systems only give brand owners control over what happens within their organization. When the brand owners manufactured their own products and therefore had full control over the supply chain, ERP systems, and their associated advanced planning and scheduling (APS) systems, could be deployed to control and optimize the supply chain.

Today’s dispersed and loosely coupled supply chains requires more collaboration and less control; more coordination and less optimization. In this way, companies will have the ability to enable their front-line people to use their judgment to make fact based decisions that address the surprise and compromise inherent in today’s global and multi-tier supply chains. At the heart of delivering these supply chain response management capabilities is the technical architecture of the solutions.

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