Enterprise Resource Planning for Supply Chain Resilience

Let’s face it… Whether you blame the global COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit, a ship getting stuck in the Suez Canal, or the war in Ukraine, these disruptive effects on manufacturers’ supply chains have been a wake-up call for many businesses to examine their operations through a different lens.

The events that have transpired over the course of past couple of years have triggered many discussions with our manufacturing customers on the topic of supply chain trends and resiliency.

Most manufacturers we spoke with have experienced disruptions that created volatility in consumer demand, production downtime, raw material availability issues, and transportation bottlenecks. In reviewing what went wrong, many of you have concluded that supply chain optimization for cost has made these organizations less able to navigate disruptions.

With the frequency of supply chain disruptions increasing—a serious disruption lasting 1-2 months every 3.7 years can be expected according to McKinsey research—the time has come for manufacturers to optimize their supply chains for resilience.

Study after study shows that resilience has become a significant competitive advantage in customer acquisition, satisfaction, and retention. Enterprise Resource Planning has a central role in accomplishing this objective.

In this recently published whitepaper, we present the factors that impact planning, sourcing, production, warehousing, distribution and sales, and the cutting edge strategies you need to use ERP to bring flexibility, agility, and resilience to your supply chain.

About the author

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Domenick Naccarato has been a featured writer on the Deacom blog for the past 7 years sharing his insight into manufacturing best practice techniques, conversations with customers, and videos of Deacom ERP experts and users.