The global supply chains are evolving at a rapid rate, expanding beyond borders and re-defining the way demand and supplies are managed. Nevertheless, the fear of new crisis is never far away—impacting how organizations set up and run their supply chains efficiently. While the cloud has played an integral role in supply chain efficiency for the past few years, it's unquestionably a mainstay for companies today, as it adds value to their supply chain systems in terms of security and cost-efficiency. Gartner’s studies reveals that the supply chain industry is prime for the cloud because of the sheer number of partners and suppliers that must collaborate to make products.
By adopting cloud, organizations have the ability to perform powerful analytics for making smarter decisions, speeding logistics, and enhancing both the efficiency and accuracy of the flow of products through the supply chain. One particular trend that's making analytics both faster and more readily accessible is the rise of the internet of things (IoT). Gone are the days of manual data entry and the need for humans to amass and analyze data from multiple disparate sources. With the rise of IoT, devices are cloud-enabled and connected to automatically transmit essential business data to centralized systems, where it can be machine-analyzed and translated into actionable insights.
However, business requirements and goals may vary from one organization to another. With multitude of vendors offering supply chain solutions critical to the business needs of the organizations, it can be quite toilsome for the CIOs to zero in on the right fit for their organizations. To help CIOs in selecting the supply chain solutions software, our distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts and the editorial board of CIO Applications has narrowed down the selection to the final 25 Supply Chain Solution Providers.
We present to you CIO Applications’ “Top 25 Supply Chain Solution Providers – 2017.”