Customer’s need for a connected decisions(connected planning or bridging planning with execution) leads them to look for a Digital Twin, Control Tower or a Command Center. Most often business think there are standard software that addresses the need. In my two decade experience(since I started my career at Cisco). most softwares don’t even meet 70% of the need, hence customer end up building on their own. This leads to my point, that connecting data is essential for you to take the journey ahead and for which you need to start with a data foundation platform and then evolve.
Traditionally, a supply chain control tower is defined as a connected, personalized dashboard of data, key business metrics, and events from across the supply chain. A control tower for supply chain allows businesses to better understand, prioritize, and resolve critical issues in real time. A smarter control tower should provide end-to-end visibility across the supply chain, especially in the event of unanticipated external events. It should make use of advanced technologies, such as AI and machine learning, to assist you in breaking down data silos, reducing or eliminating manual processes, and obtaining real-time actionable insights. To Learn more read this blog.
The future of decision-making is augmented intelligence, in which the power of artificial intelligence (AI) is combined with human judgment. Machine intelligence is built on a foundation of data(ERP E.g. SAP, external data). Organizations will struggle to teach machines to produce intelligent and trustworthy insights and recommendations without a robust data foundation as part of a holistic data approach. But, first and foremost, what is a data foundation? What can you do with it? Which basic best practices can assist you in establishing one for your supply chain? For more read this blog.