Making the Choice for Best-of-Breed Managed Cloud – Part 4

Part 1 of this blog series highlighted the comparison of best-of-breed (BoB) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, and when BoB is the best choice for supply chains. Part 2 of the series dove deeper into the specific needs of supply chain planning and execution and the tightly vs. loosely coupled interoperability debate. Part 3…

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BoB vs. ERP – Part 2: Warehousing, Distribution and Logistics

A common theme in the Tier 1 and 2 landscape of supply chain execution management is the desire to “orchestrate and synchronize end-to-end business processes,” and that “warehousing and transportation are notable points of convergence” (source: Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems). Logically dovetailing this notion is the added realization that in order…

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When is ‘Best-of-Breed’ the Best Choice for Supply Chains? – Part 1

If your company has implemented an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, chances are you’ve been (or will soon be) asking yourself if you should expand your ERP capability to include supply chain execution capabilities, or focus on growing with a best-of-breed (BoB) provider of Supply Chain Planning and Supply Chain Execution systems (SCM/SCE). As companies…

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