The vast amount of data needed by your supply chain planning and optimization system is delivered by external systems such as ERP, procurement, WMS, TMS, etc. Add to this, many companies today have multiple ERP systems across multiple divisions or due to acquisitions. It is critical this data is both accurate, clean and in the right format. Increasingly, data is also coming from Internet-of-Things (IoT) and sources outside of the enterprise, such as weather, traffic, market data, trading partners, systems, social media, and other information. Big Data.
This report, written by ChainLink Research discusses the importance of having an agile, rapid-implementation integration solution and how this is critical to taking advantage of rich, diverse sources of data in order to unlock and realize the full potential of supply chain planning and optimization systems.