The Path to Ensure Modern Supply Chain

Supply Chain has changed more in the last 30 years than any other aspect of business. The path to successful SCM is no longer linear, but more an outside-in strategy with detailed planning and modern tools to meet demand.

Instead of being forced into reactive and defensive postures from the global COVID-Led supply chain disruption, it’s time to take a deep dive into your internal strategies and tools.

5 Ways JD Edwards Users Can Modernize their Supply Chain

JD Edwards is a very complete ERP system with deep, functionality in finance, distribution, manufacturing, and a multitude of other areas. While JD Edwards has the necessities for supply chain management, many times its lacking features that organizations need to really answer questions that are important to them from a supply chain perspective.

Tap into these five ways JD Edwards users can modernize their supply chain now for continuous improvement.

1. Re-evaluate Your Processes

Are you reacting to problems after they arise or are you preventing problems beforehand? Are your systems able to leverage key data points to plan weeks and months in advance? By transitioning your processes towards a proactive supply chain, this can help:

  • Increase user experience and customer satisfaction
  • Dial in your customer service
  • Speed up product deliveries

2. Keep It Simple

Supply chains have always been complex. With supply chains evolving quickly and disruptions occurring globally, the supply chain is becoming increasingly complicated. By eliminating fulfillment complexity and working in a single view of complete, real-time information – organizations can reduce:

  • Inventory costs
  • Order lead times
  • Lost sales

3. Create Resilience with different options to the Cloud

With the latest cloud-based SCM technologies, organizations are able to adapt and proactively solve problems before they arise. Everyone’s path to the cloud looks different, but cloud applications can help:

  • Alleviate risk
  • Increase agility
  • Drive and forecast demand

4. Invest in Change Management

Change management is about reducing the time your company spends on the process of effectively expressing the company’s case for change. By having a OCM framework, a clear vision is provided to help your people, your processes, and the transformation work together seamlessly. Successful change implementation can’t happen without these four components:

  • Planning – your roadmap, goals, and measurement of success.
  • Leadership – architecture that integrates all elements of organizational change.
  • Management – keeps change on track, sustainable and successful.
  • Maintenance of change – ensures that change remains a priority.

5. Choosing the Right Partner to Help Guide Your Transformation Roadmap

Partners can’t fix all your ERP problems immediately. However, they can be a game-changer for your organization in terms of operations and how you use your JD Edwards system. Whether your upcoming project is a new implementation or adding modules to an existing solution, there are some key expectations to have:

  • Qualifications – experience in your industry
  • Tools for success – proven methodology
  • When to engage – when to prepare and build your project

Signs it’s Time to look to the Cloud for SCM

How you improve your supply chain strategy depends on the specific needs of your business. Check out these five signs to gauge if it’s time to look to the cloud for modern supply chain management.

  1. As business requirement change, demanding interventions, modifications, and workarounds must take place to function.
  2. Challenges with visibility, service consistency, and understanding of the true cost.
  3. Complexity with fulfillment, which in turn increases inventory costs, extends order leads times, and ultimately misplaces sales.
  4. Visibility gaps and inaccurate data.
  5. Same-day fulfillments and customized products become high-risk activities due to integration gaps or data quality issues.

“Using the right tools for the job will do more for your productivity than hacking tools to do jobs they were not designed to do.”

Proactively Respond to Everyday Change

When responding to change, being able to make fast decisions and proactively respond is key for continuous technology and business model changes. Simultaneously, making sense of the offerings when it comes to a path forward with SCM technology can be a confusing and time-draining experience.

Oracle Cloud Supply Chain Management helps you make faster decisions and respond to continuous change. With cloud-based supply chain management, you gain access to the agile planning and coordinated supply chain execution needed to proactively respond to changes.

Leverage the expertise of our team, certified in both JD Edwards and Oracle Fusion Cloud. Gain a JDE/SCM Cloud comparison for your organization, including a personalized roadmap on how to leverage Oracle Fusion SCM Cloud on your roadmap to transformation.

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