Choreographed dancing, as you see on stage or in movies, requires meticulously planned steps and exact timing with the music. Although in the beginning, it is a lot of work for both the choreographer and dancers, the end result is beautiful and fluid. Like dancing, supply chain management (SCM) is a tango between many partners. It requires the perfect balance of visibility and control across multi-tier networks to meet the demands of customers.
Supply chain management was originally formed for the siloed and static settings of a single-factory type of operation where everything was produced in a single location. Times have since changed, though, and companies are now connected to multiple outsourced partners that they heavily depend on to get their products to market. Building a supply chain control tower can provide companies with the technology and direction they need to advance their supply chain management and stay competitive in the market. e2open’s white paper, Order Out of Chaos: Building the Case for End-To-End Supply Chain Visibility, provides insight into:
- The factors that are driving the need for change in supply chain management
- Why there is a need for end-to-end visibility
- How a supply chain control tower can provide a solution for updating outdated supply chain management technologies
- What a true supply chain control tower is made up of
A supply chain control tower can give companies what they need to gain flexibility, agility and visibility to direct their partners, all from a single centralized location, making the choreography of the supply chain dance easy. So now, without any worry about how your supply chain is doing, you can go happily dancing off into the sunset. Well, if you’re into that sort of thing.