End-to-end Custom Supply Chain Solutions
Siloed Supply Chains No More!
Supply chains around the world are moving away from siloed systems that put the customer at the end of the journey, to a more integrated horizontal and vertical system, which places the customer at the heart of the value chain.
This is in response to:
- The need to operate more quickly, flexibly and cost-effectively
- Product life cycles are becoming increasingly shorter
- It’s no longer only about cost control but about customer experience
Single Vs Multi Vendor Landscape
When making this transition supply chain decision makers need to decide between a single or multi vendor landscape. Our customers understand that “one size fits all” no longer holds true, particularly when they view IT as strategic to their business, and as a source of competitive advantage and differentiation.
By adopting a mutli-vendor approach you can:
- Avoid vendor lock-in
- Align technology closer to your business goals
- Take advantage of the benefits of best of breed solutions
We see time and time again that the supply chains of our customers are being held back by their siloed legacy (monolithic) systems – this is experienced in three main areas highlighted below.
The disconnected systems in use throughout the supply chain lead to a lack of visibility regarding supply and demand. This in turn creates a lack of organisational readiness across the supply chain to rapidly resolve unexpected supply and demand issues or take up certain opportunities.
The siloed systems result in data analytics being specific to each siloed area rather than being applicable to the whole supply chain. This inhibits the supply chain to produce a single source of truth, which impedes decision makers from making quick and informed decisions.
This lack of a single source of truth interferes with the opportunity of using emerging technologies such as AI, IoT or Cloud computing. For these technologies to be used to their fullest it’s necessary to have data that is connected across the whole supply chain.
Integrated Supply Chain Platform
To overcome these challenges we can help you build an integrated supply chain platform that breaks these monoliths into microservices, which use REST APIs to tightly integrate the various systems in your supply chain. Selecting MSs as the architectural model enables you to achieve a modular, yet fully integrated, solution.
Benefits Of An Integrated Supply Chain Platform
Through the process of building you an end-to-end solution, we enable you to unlock many benefits once out of reach due to limitations of your legacy systems, off the shelf software or a single vendor landscape:
- Improve business visibility – gain an end-to-end view of your supply chain, so you can find accurate and effective ways to improve and grow the supply chain
- Accelerate development – shorter development cycle so you can integrate new features and apply fixes faster
- Achieve highly elastic scalability – your supply chain is better able to automatically scale and adapt to sudden changes in demand
Industry 4.0 Enhanced
In addition to the benefits above, your supply chain is now in the best position it’s ever been to adopt industry 4.0 technologies such as Cloud and AI. By integrating your systems you’ve now given structure to your data streams, which allows you to build levels of automation and intelligence like never before. Trifork can help you explore the potential of these technologies within your supply chain.
Customer At The Heart
The supply chain of tomorrow isn’t only concerned with cost control but with speed, quality and consistency driven by supply chain decision makers realising the importance of the customer experience. By integrating your siloed systems and enhancing it using industry 4.0 technologies, Trifork can help you put your customers at the heart of the value chain.
If you'd like to discover how Trifork can help you unlock the above benefits and more please get in contact.
Business Development Director