Supply Chain Software Reviews
The top 10 Supply Chain Management software vendors account for about half of the total market. However, supply chain systems are complex and differentiate greatly by focus and capabilities in distribution areas such as Supply Chain Execution (SCE), Supply Chain Planning (SCP), Warehouse Management and Transportation Management among others. This Supply Chain software reviews channel evaluates and compares supply chain software solutions, and aligns software capabilities with key business strategies such as reducing waste, lead times, and delivery and cash flow cycles—while optimizing the flow of goods.
Proper supply chain software selections are the precursor to successful implementation and production. Fail the software selection and you are likely to incur a downstream chain of technology difficulties, cultural problems and failed customer facing business processes. Fortunately, success is more science than art. This channel is focused on the science to achieve software selection success.
Until recently, Supply Chain Management software dealt with execution efficiencies in the areas of procurement, inventory management and logistics. However, as SCM becomes increasingly strategic, the focus moves to demand driven, dynamically synchronized, global and more collaborative supply chain applications.
As modern Supply Chain Management systems become more strategic, adaptive and demand driven, software vendors are developing systems to support the new SCM paradigm. The new supply chain systems will go beyond operating efficiencies to a totally integrated system that improves management, planning and execution at all levels, giving the organization key competitive advantages.
Until recently, supply chain software dealt with execution efficiencies in the areas of procurement, inventory management and logistics. As Supply Chain Management becomes increasingly strategic, adaptive and demand driven, software vendors will work with key stakeholders to define and implement best practices for the new SCM paradigm. To support the implementation of new best practices, software vendors are moving to new innovative software architectures. As a result, the end users will have greater flexibility in deploying the new best practices in ways that best address their own unique business requirements—and take advantage of additional trends such as cloud computing, mobility and social media.