Today's internet, mobile, and software technologies have enabled businesses to amass and continuously expand gigantic datasets within their ERP systems. This informative white paper from Sage discusses how distribution and manufacturing companies are successfully leveraging all of this "big data" to manage and optimize cross-disciplinary needs, product and service mixes, and fluctuating supply and demand matrices.
Advances in metadata management, data integration and cloud-based applications mean all important supply chain operations upgrades can be undertaken either prior to or concurrent with an ERP upgrade.
The standard tools of B2B integration-EDI, VANs, translation software-have been around for more than two decades. In IT years, that's many generations of technology you've potentially missed out on if your organization is still using the same B2B integration solution it started with.
Despite great strides in mechanization and technology, many U.S. ports and terminals remain challenged by political conflicts, internecine competition, and internal communication issues.
Current e-commerce activity remains viable, but it remains in its early stages of last-mile supply chain management.