A Critical Capabilities document is a comparative analysis that scores competing products or services against a set of critical differentiators identified by Gartner. It shows you which products or services are a best fit in various Use Cases to provide you actionable advice on which products/services you should add to your vendor shortlists for further evaluation.
Gartner understands supply chain technology leaders need to take their desired planning maturity and these Use Cases into account when selecting SCP solutions. In the 2022 “Critical Capabilities for Supply Chain Planning Solutions” report, Gartner underscores the high-stakes nature of such an assessment. Demand planning and end-to-end (E2E) enterprise planning have the lowest range of vendor scores, while digital planning has the highest range of vendor scores.
We believe this particular report helps address the needs of supply chain executives competing in economically ambiguous and conflicting environments, as they’re rethinking their supply chain planning function with different levels of digital maturity and diverse mixes of capabilities.
So how can businesses determine which vendor best meets their needs? Gartner advises, “supply chain technology leaders responsible for evaluating supply chain planning solutions:
- Focus your SCP solution evaluation on the relevant Use Cases by identifying your current “as is” and future “to be” maturity requirements.
- Compare your business requirements with their importance to your target use cases by reviewing the importance given for each critical capability for the target use case.
- Align your requirement importance with those of the critical capabilities for a specific Use Case by challenging the organization to determine which use cases it really needs to support in five years.”
With this approach, Gartner ranked Logility second highest in four out of five Use Cases which are Demand Planning, Supply Planning, E2E Enterprise Planning and E2E Multienterprise Planning among SCP solution providers in its 2022 “Critical Capabilities for Supply Chain Planning Solutions” report. In fact, Logility attained 4.8 for Demand Planning and Supply Planning Use Cases out of a possible score of 5.
Gartner compared vendors with 15 critical capabilities across five SCP Use Cases that relate to various stages of their supply chain maturity model. Gartner suggests using this report as a companion to Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions as it provides deeper insight into providers’ product and service offerings by extending the Magic Quadrant analysis.
Innovating the Future of Modern Supply Chain Planning
When navigating a steady stream of supply chain disruptions and shifts, businesses require an intuitive ability to sense change continuously, analyze scenarios quickly, and pivot activities effectively to help ensure peak operational performance. This competitive advantage is best supported by a digital supply chain platform evolving with the latest artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation functionalities.
Today, Logility provides a comprehensive, cloud-architected supply chain management platform – the Logility® Digital Supply Chain Platform – that helps customers manage critical planning processes. To date, we have expanded our platform of integrated business planning; data management; demand, supply, and inventory management; and product planning, traceability, and lifecycle management to include supply chain design and network optimization. The addition allows our customers to optimize their complex supply chain network quickly and easily and achieve rapid time to value. By weighing their supply network’s risks and opportunities, supply chain organizations can make strategic, operational, and tactical decisions based on data visualization and “what-if” scenario analysis – presenting real-time insights on impacts to cost and service.
Delivering a Single, Complete Platform
By seizing new opportunities for innovation and partnership, we provide solutions that maximize our customers’ potential growth and revenue, and ability to serve customers fully in an increasingly digital marketplace. In addition, these top priorities can be accomplished with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) transparency that consumers, government auditors, and business partners and stakeholders expect.
By capturing data from the entire supply chain, the Logility® Digital Supply Chain Platform can turn supply chain and business data into a tool for transparency, risk mitigation, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Our customers can run multiple “what-if” analyses of best- and worst-case scenarios and every possibility in between. Numerous use cases can also be quickly modeled to automatically pinpoint opportunities to balance simplicity, efficiency, and speed with ESG stewardship.
Fulfilling Supply Chain Needs – Today and Tomorrow
Logility’s latest innovation and partnership efforts have stepped up the supply chain game for our customers.
When serving the needs of supply chain contributors, managers, and directors and their trading partners, we strive to create a platform environment that delivers the flexibility and use-case support that supply chain organizations seek. For our customers, this means the power to not only execute SCP fundamentals, but also advance their ability to identify exceptions requiring extra attention and turn them into opportunities.
Learn more about how supply chain planning solution providers are compared by reading the 2022 Gartner report, Critical Capabilities for Supply Chain Planning Solutions
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