Cloud-based collaboration platforms have become standard practice for many business applications – Salesforce.com (CRM disruptor) comes to mind as a familiar illustration of this technology. However, the development of these cloud-based business applications has struggled in other areas.
Take the traditional, behemoth ERPs at original equipment manufacturers. They are often disparate systems inadequately integrated as a result of growth by acquisition. How is a supply chain leader in a distributed manufacturing network supposed to garner relevant, useful data from which to find efficiencies?
"For manufacturers there are enormous advantages to be gained from having an agile, transparent and accountable raw material supply chain"
In the article, "Managing the Extended Supply Chain Using Cloud Based Collaboration Platforms" for Manufacturing Technology Insights, Supply Dynamics discusses a cloud based supply chain and more.