Downfalls of the Traditional Approach
Being equipped when “stuff happens” means knowing what’s going on at every tier in your supply chain, understanding cross-functional impacts, quickly executing on decisions and continuously monitoring and optimizing the results—all in real time. The traditional approach of attempting multiple departmental control towers with an additional control tower overlay to tie them all together can’t accomplish this. Traditional methods just reinforce siloed decisions and suboptimal outcomes. These might look good on a department’s functional scorecard, but they undermine overall business objectives.
The level of agility required to capture growth opportunities—plus resiliency to manage today’s risks—demands a new way of thinking: Out with the silos and overlays, in with an operating platform! Why? An operating platform brings together all the data you need to see what’s happening, combined with all the applications, artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics necessary to understand what disruptions mean to the business, recommend the best course of action, put decisions into effect and then learn for next time.
e2open brings all these control tower capabilities together on a single operating platform to give you the data, applications and AI you need to reach new levels of agility and resiliency. This strategic platform is powered by the world’s largest network to connect all tiers of all ecosystems—including internal operations, channel partners, suppliers, and logistics and global trade providers—for true end-to-end decision-making without boundaries or functional silos.
With all the hype around control towers, it’s important to recognize that not all control tower capabilities are created equal. Consider the following questions to cut through the noise.