Getting to the Core of Supply Chain Execution Convergence

In a guest commentary last November, Evan Puzey, CMO at Kewill, wrote:

“Many supply chain players are still not operating on interconnected systems, or using a common end-to-end process to connect all of their partners. It’s not unusual for a company’s transportation management system (TMS) and warehouse management system (WMS) to not be fully integrated, or for a degree of manual processing or reprocessing to be necessary to process customer orders. This gap limits the opportunities to achieve excellent order fulfilment and negatively impacts the bottom line. Supply chain convergence provides an answer to this by standardizing across functional domains (such as transportation and warehousing) and integrating processes and systems, both internally and externally, to break down functional silos, going beyond collaboration to drive informed decision-making.”

Evan Puzey, CMO, Kewill
Evan Puzey, CMO, Kewill

What factors are driving this convergence? How is this convergence impacting the development and deployment of supply chain software? What role does transportation management play in this new environment? Is it at the core of supply chain execution convergence? As supply chain and logistics requirements become more dynamic, what are the implications for TMS?

Building on the insights from his last appearance on Talking Logistics, Evan Puzey addresses those questions and more in this timely and informative episode. After watching, post a question or comment for Evan and keep the conversation going!

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