A Brief Guide to Control Towers
What is a Supply Chain Control Tower?
There are many definitions but Capgemini offers a good, broad definition that many would agree with: “A supply chain control tower is a central hub with the required technology, organization, and processes to capture and use supply chain data to provide enhanced visibility for short and long term decision making that is aligned with strategic objectives.” (Source: Capgemini Consulting)
Why the Interest in Control Towers?
There are many factors driving the rise of control towers, such as big data, outsourcing, and higher customer expectations; but the single biggest reason is that today’s global supply chains have become very complex and difficult to manage. Control towers are promoted as a way to manage and deal with this complexity.
Limitations of Control Towers
Supply chain control towers may offer some benefits, such as providing some visibility into your supply chain beyond your four walls. However they can also suffer from significant flaws and fail to meet some of the best practices that should be considered when selecting supply chain technology. To read more about the benefits and disadvantages of control towers, and for recommendations on choosing supply chain technology visit: All About Supply Chain Control Towers
Resources on Supply Chain Control Towers
Learn more about control towers at All About Supply Chain Control Towers, a brief guide to supply chain control towers, including:
- White Paper: Master Data Management Strategy
How effective master data management can increase earnings per share, drive business value, and improve your company’s overall financial health.
- Power of PaaS Webinar
Webinar with two case studies (US Marine Corps and healthcare app) explaining how companies are using ONE's Dev Net and Platform-as-a-Service to build innovative multi-party apps in the cloud.
- White Paper: Supply Chain's New World Order
How companies can leverage the cloud for predictive and actionable supply network operations, integrated financial measurement, and integrated business planning
- DevNet for Multi-Enterprise Network Apps
An introduction and explanation on how companies and developers can use One Network's DevNet to quickly and easily build powerful multi-enterprise network applications in the cloud.