The Future of Distribution - Driving Innovation, Growth, Efficiency
By Stephen Slade on Feb 15, 2012
With gas projected to reach $5/gallon this summer, global supply chains are assessing the impact of higher costs on their bottom lines, and how they can hold onto their dwindling margins. The Feb'12 edition of SUPPLY CHAIN has an informative article by Maha Muzumdar, Oracle's VP of Supply Chain Marketing on the challenges and solutions for a continuously evolving new normal. It's a fact that supply chains are becoming more and more complex. But this complexitiy can be modeled, automated and optimized with modern IT. With new decision tools today, organizations can better collaborate with customers, partners, suppliers and service providers to rapidly adjust to shifts in the supply and demand equation. Best-in-Class firms are now integrating extensions in the supply chain as quoting, configuration, order capture, payments and fullfillment across a variety of channels. Gone are the excel sheet days! Welcome the Transformation of the New Value Chain.
Best practices mean having the modern technologies working for you to make better supply chain decisions. Leveraging the latest operational business intellignece (BI), analytics, role-based dashboards and alerts are the new swiss army knives for the operations executive. Next time you go into a meeting, before you enter the door, make sure the moderator defined the 'single-source-of-truth' for your data. Let KPIS and analytics help you too!
The Full article can be found at: The Future of Distribution - Supply Chain Digital, by Maha Muzumdar, Feb 13, 2012 edition