Executive Briefs

How do I Optimize an E2E Supply Chain to Drive Organic Growth?

Most supply chain planning processes today are disconnected and disjointed, existing in organizational and technology silos. Most consist of multiple systems and multiple databases. As one supply chain executive quipped, “Not only do we not integrate well with our supply chain partners, we don’t integrate well with ourselves.” In fact, a benchmarking study conducted by Supply Chain Digest found that 83% of planning executives described their planning environment as poorly to moderately integrated.

 

But the supply chain planning landscape is changing. Planning and execution processes are tightening. Instead of baked-in latency, forward-thinking companies are fueling revenue growth and cost reduction opportunities by leveraging analytics and moving closer to real-time execution with continuous re-planning, taking advantage of increased granular demand visibility down to the SKU-Location level. Connecting multiple demand streams with planning and execution is becoming a key to success in competitive markets.