Does supply chain collaboration exist, or like the elusive Yeti, is it only rumored to exist? Tony Walford, a supply chain professional with more than 25 years of experience, tends to believe that supply chain collaboration is discussed more often than it is put into practice. In 2000, Tony developed a supply chain collaboration tool that may have been ahead of its time, but is something he still sees as a viable solution with the potential to make ERP systems obsolete. Learn what it is, where it stands today, and how it could be leveraged to realize true supply chain collaboration between all links in the supply chain -- internally and externally. See full interview here: http://logipi.com/public/item/253771
Tony Walford says supply chain collaboration is still causing some divide as to whether collaboration is emerging within supply chains, or whether the traditional buyer-supplier combative relationships continue to dominate.
By its very nature, the supply chain is a fragmented and disaggregated entity -- literally comprised of extra organizations -- which is why Tony Walford believes so strongly in supply chain collaboration.
ERP, Tony says, was an innovative and productive tool for companies in the late 80s, into the 90s, and through 2000, but it is starting to be an inhibitor to supply chain collaboration, efficiency and productivity. Discover what he hopes will one day replace ERP, and how it could help companies collaborate by sharing information beyond the enterprise.