Supply chain functions have often been segmented into siloed activities specific to functional goals and that reflect organizational structure. Over the years, software has been designed, developed and deployed in the same isolated manner. In contrast to this approach, a supply chain planning (SCP) system of record (SOR) enables a company to ‘create, manage, link, align, collaborate and share its planning data across a supply chain’.1 More and more supply chain teams are recognizing the value this type of planning platform can bring to supporting their end-to-end supply chain networks. However, there are some key considerations to keep in mind when evaluating these solutions, such as:
- Does it solve the fundamental challenges you face?
- Is it providing something different from what you have?
- What are your peers leveraging?
- Is it uniquely and purposely designed for end-to-end supply chain management?
- What ROI does it deliver?
We’ve created this supply chain planning system of record infographic which highlights the top 5 things to look for in planning platform, and shares results achieved by Kinaxis customers. Let us know what resonates with you.
If you'd like to learn more about planning systems, download a copy of the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record research report. 1 Payne, T., Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record, Gartner Inc., January 19, 2016