A supply chain management (SCM) system sits at the core of businesses when it comes to maintaining strong relationships with suppliers and reenforcing growth.
In reality, SCMs can be a complex concept that integrates a broad variety of processes and functions. Yet they can be managed well through some of the leading management software on the market today.
These leading solutions will incorporate the automation of sourcing, inventory management, and forecasting. In addition, they provide real-time feedback on the status of the lifecycle of services as well as keep track of product availability.
To help bring greater clarity to these leading SCM solutions, let’s take a look at some of the specific leaders in their field.
Acumatica Cloud ERP
Acumatica Cloud ERP, or just Acumatica for short, is a scalable cloud solution that was built to unify the information of your organization. It supports collaboration tools and centralizes business data storage. This cloud ERP is used by startups and midsize businesses, but also performs well in other areas like manufacturing, retail, and ecommerce.
In addition, Acumatica provides a deep overview of the general health of company finances and comes with in-built tools like the Acumatica General Ledger. And workflow automation is aided by tax management capabilities and bank feeds, in addition to historical data migration.
Blue Yonder (known as JDA SCM in a past life) is another cloud-based supply chain management solution that is typically used by large enterprises – and mainly in industries such as food and drink, retail, consumer goods, automotive.
Blue Yonder has a broad array of tools to integrate real-time market data surrounding shopper behavior and gives deep insight into product lifecycle statuses.
Its built-in features include order fulfillment and replenishment capabilities, inventory planning, and Qstock. Then there are apps within the platform, such as workforce management, demand planning, vendor-managed inventory, transportation management systems, and procurement and sourcing.
And finally, Blue Yonder facilitates the linking of enterprise programs and SaaS programs as well as align delivery, planning, and execution capabilities.
EnterpriseIQ is an integrated ERP solution and manufacturing execution solution, providing an arsenal of business management functionalities suitable for small, medium, and large businesses across multiple industries.
Integrating accounting and manufacturing with a suite of apps, EnterpriseIQ is great for production planning, customer relationship management systems, and electronic data interchange.
Its manufacturing module provides a complete plant floor planning system and has all the tools necessary to manage production across one, two, or more plants.
Building on this, EnterpriseIQ lets you add advanced manufacturing solutions for SCM in addition to scheduling and planning, and project management. It has multiple environments for manufacturing design, which means that it can reference functionality by suggesting various industry-specific solutions.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Dynamics 365 Business Central is a business management solution that was designed for small to midsize businesses. It comes with easy monitoring for reports and budgets, which can be generated in relation to managing cash flow and inventory. It gives a holistic picture of a businesses’ sales, accounting, purchasing, inventory, and customer service reports.
In addition, Business Central is capable of being synched with the cloud.
Dynamic 365 is a great solution for companies that need information in real time from anywhere at any time as it handles supply availability and planning, finances, sales, inventory, warehouse management, and delivery.
Oracle SCM is another cloud-based solution that comes with a suite of apps that enable companies to manage supply chains, inventory management, and manufacturing.
Its app suite meets the modern demands of the market environment with innovative and flexible solutions. The multi-app platform provides a manufacturing cloud that streamlines the production process and does so through social collaboration and visualizations.
Within Oracle SCM is Oracle Planning Central Cloud, a user-friendly chain planning solution that helps to balance supply and demand.
And finally, Oracle SCM is an open-source supply chain management system that comes with built-in functionalities and interchangeable apps.
Designed with DTC brands in mind, ShipBob is a shipping platform and provides third-party logistics. It has fulfillment centers across the US, Canada, and the UK and can provide 1-day and 2-day shipping management for the customers of clients.
It is one of the few SCM system solutions on this list that provides partner integrations, which can synchronize the status of the supply chain process.
And because ShipBob is a third-party logistics solution, it is able to handle the logistics of ecommerce products and manage the lifecycle of your product.
It operates 13 warehouses in the US and supports overnight delivery and two-day delivery.