Nucleus Research: SMBs Snap Up Supply Chain Control Towers
October 7, 2021
chain issues continue to be central to the operational challenges of
2021. As a result, organizations of all sizes have found more value in
end-to-end Control Tower solutions that leverage an abundance of real
time data sources to impart resilience across the entire supply chain,
according to Nucleus Research’s Control Tower Value Matrix 2021.
As we jumped out of the proverbial frying pan that was 2020, businesses continue to feel the heat of mounting supply chain issues this year. Lingering COVID-19 restrictions, material shortages across virtually all industries, extreme weather, and unforeseen geopolitical events place increased pressure on suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors, alike. Traditionally, large enterprises leverage Control Tower solutions; however, Nucleus found increased demand among medium-sized organizations as they require greater visibility and agility across production and transportation to remain competitive.
The annual assessment of Control Tower Technology Solutions from Nucleus
Research lists Blue Yonder, E2open, Infor, Kinaxis, and One Network
Enterprises as leaders.
Chain Control Towers hold the promise to sit over all operations, with
clear, perfect visibility to all plans, products, partners, and events
affecting costs and customer satisfaction,” said
Heidi Benko, VP of Product Management at Infor.
“From this vantage point, your company can detect risks early and
trigger swift resolution between all impacted parties. This will keep
costs low and customers happy.”