• Gary Pine

The Industry-Wide, Supply Chain Visualisation Problem

Updated: Nov 1, 2021

Advanced and high-tech manufacturing organisations continue to invest millions of dollars in supply chain planning and management software such as SAP, Oracle, Blue Yonder (JDA), Infor, and Kinaxis.

This is normally part of an even larger PLM, ERP, and Manufacturing Execution investment that cannot be easily replaced.

Surprisingly, few if any of these software solutions offer adequate supply chain visualisation.

This is needed so planners can deal with multi-level Bills of Materials (BoM), multiple alternative production routes, with options that can change over time (of substitute parts, supply, or process).

JP, IT Director for P