Each and every business benefits from a well-oiled supply chain management system. It’s no longer an afterthought but rather near the front of the consciousness of businesses looking to improve their processes.
It smoothens the flow of stock without unwanted interruptions that affect customer satisfaction. It helps cut costs – or keeps down costs – of procurement as well as stock management… but I’m sure you already knew all this anyway!
For those of you who didn’t, the essence of a supply chain management (SCM) system rests in its ability to integrate suppliers, manufacturers, warehouses, transporters, retailers, and customers in order for products to be in the right place at the right time.
To give you a broader outline of the supply chain management terrain, today we are highlighting the top SCM platforms of 2022.
E2open, which features capabilities that include monitoring, analytics, planning, processing management, inventory management, and client collaboration. Using E2open, you can integrate existing data and you get supply chain analytics.
SAP SCM, which carries with it new technologies such as artificial intelligence and the internet of things to provide broad visibility. SAP SCM comes with extended capabilities in warehouse management and supply chain collaboration.
Logility, which comes with advanced analytics and optimized planning, including collaborative scenario analytics to help solve the toughest of challenges in retail and supply chain planning.
Perfect Commerce, which helps to maximize ROI as well as simplify source-to-pay and provides strategic resources on tactical categories to better control tail spending. It excels at tail spend management, auctions as a service, catalog content services, and strategic sourcing.
Oracle SCM, which features end-to-end visibility of the supply chain from developing products to fulfilling orders. Within Oracle SCM includes supply chain planning cloud, order management cloud, and manufacturing cloud.
Infor SCM, a solution that combines advanced supply chain planning, finance capabilities, and execution to help companies across competitive markets. Infor SCM provides the capabilities to solve problems like unexpected disruptions through real-time data and visibility.
JDA SCM is another end-to-end platform that was designed to address the current complexities of the global and consumer-driven marketplace. Its cloud-based solutions can help to reduce costs and increase profitability and collaboration. Plus, its Category Management lets users collaborate with retailers for localized assortments.
Manhattan SCM, which has architected solutions to break down silos so that companies can serve up top line growth. Manhattan SCM’s prime features include management of carriers, distribution overview, and transportation overview. In addition, it has features that enable companies to respond to challenges such as fluctuating fuel prices and changing customer demand.
Epicor SCM provides solutions that are designed around the specific operational requirements of each industry. Epicor SCM helps to facilitate the integration of critical processes with clear data visibility. Its core functionalities are purchase management, demand management, inventory management, and shipping and receiving management.
Dassault Systemes SCM, which is correctly spelled (considering it’s French), is a SCM platform that provides automotive suppliers and manufacturers with a whole suite of tools for the sourcing cycle. It establishes a framework in which manufacturers can communicate the requirements of dev organizations.