Around 15 years ago, supply chain managers became aware of the concept of a global control tower. The concept gained traction as more organizations sought end-to-end visibility for their increasingly multinational supply networks. Global control towers were one of the trendiest supply chain buzzwords in 2008, according to IndustryWeek. Even so, many businesses have struggled to take an idea that has been circulating for over a decade from concept to reality.
How Dynamics 365 digital supply chain solutions is helpful?
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management assists businesses in overcoming these obstacles. It does so by providing the tools they need to build digital supply chains that are highly collaborative, coordinated, flexible, and demand-driven. Businesses can obtain real-time, end-to-end visibility across the supply chain with these new supply chain technologies in place. Ultimately, giving supply chain control towers a new lease on life.
To be successful, a control tower must provide end-to-end visibility across all supply chain nodes. Regardless of the combination of people, processes, data, organization, and technology used to build it. Beyond tier 1 and tier 2 partners, this visibility should be extended.
While visibility is crucial, it is insufficient on its own. In order for organizations to better respond to changing client needs, supply chain solutions must also boost agility. In practice, this means moving beyond current awareness (system-wide awareness) to making predictions about what will happen next. As a result, business leaders will be able to adapt and solve problems as they arise.
The ability of an organization to harmonize data from many sources also determines the value of a supply chain control tower. ERP systems, legacy business applications, supplier record systems, siloed hard drives, PLCs, and even IoT data streams need to be linked.
Supply chain solutions that include rules-based orchestration to model and automate reactions to fulfillment restrictions are also required by businesses. Organizations may proactively address challenges with actionable, data-driven insights by employing automation in this way, allowing them to adjust faster to disruptions and limits.
A supply chain control tower driven by Dynamics 365 enables businesses to respond to disruptions and opportunities more quickly and intelligently in this way. Using customized pre-built partner connectors for easy connectivity to many market-leading API-enabled applications. Businesses can turn action signals from what-if analysis into directives delivered to applications that handle day-to-day operational execution.
Organizations may reap the benefits of a single platform when they use Dynamics 365 to build a supply chain control tower. Internal and external stakeholders collaborate on a single version of the truth to visualize restrictions and interruptions at every step in the value chain. Then, from a single place and through a single pane of glass, affected agents and authorities can cooperate in near real-time to study upstream or downstream repercussions. Further, they can devise and conduct effective remedies.
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