Introducing the Microsoft Supply Chain Platform: a new approach to designing supply chains for agility, automation and sustainability

Posted on 16 Nov 2022 by The Manufacturer
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Although supply chain disruption is not new, its complexity and the rate of change are outpacing organisations’ ability to address global issues. Today, many solutions are narrowly focused on supply chain execution and management and are not ready to support the new reality.

Enterprises are dealing with petabytes of data, spread across legacy systems, Enterprise Resource Planning programs (ERPs), and custom solutions, resulting in a fragmented view of their supply chain.

An organisation’s supply chain resilience and agility will be determined by how they can connect their data and orchestrate actions across all relevant systems to quickly respond to changing market conditions. To be truly agile, supply chain software needs to increase visibility across data sources, predict and mitigate disruption, streamline collaboration, and fulfill orders – sustainably and securely.

We are delighted to share Microsoft’s latest announcement, Microsoft Supply Chain Platform, which helps organisations maximise their existing supply chain investments with an open approach, bringing the best of Microsoft AI, collaboration, low code, security, and Software as a Service (SaaS) applications to a composable platform.

As part of the new Microsoft Supply Chain Platform, we are also announcing the preview of Microsoft Supply Chain Center. The Supply Chain Center empowers customers to get started quickly with a ready-made ‘command center’ that natively works with existing supply chain data and applications.

The Microsoft Supply Chain Platform: An open, collaborative and composable foundation for data and supply chain orchestration

Across Microsoft, we deliver a breadth of capabilities for organisations such as Grupo Bimbo, Mercedes Benz and Tillamook to build their own custom supply chain solutions. With today’s announcement, we are making it easier for customers to leverage the full Microsoft Cloud to enhance their supply chain.

The Microsoft Supply Chain Platform provides building blocks across Microsoft Azure, Dynamics 365, Microsoft Teams and the Power Platform for customers to adopt capabilities that address their specific supply chain needs. With Dataverse, customers can use hundreds of data connectors to gain visibility and act across their supply chain. The Power Platform also enables custom workflows, data reporting, and applications that connect to existing Supply Chain systems.

Accelerating business agility and efficiency with the Microsoft Supply Chain Center

At the core of the Supply Chain Platform is the Microsoft Supply Chain Center, now available in preview. The Supply Chain Center provides a ‘command center’ experience for practitioners to harmonie data from across existing supply chain systems, like Dynamics 365 and other ERP providers including SAP and Oracle, along with stand-alone supply chain systems. Data Manager in Supply Chain Center enables data ingestion and orchestration to provide visibility across the supply chain and drive action back into systems of execution.

Reimagine your supply chain with Microsoft

We believe supply chain agility is critical to persevere in today’s economic climate. This means understanding and taking real-time actions based on supply chain data, securely and with sustainable business practices. We’re excited to deliver on this first step in our commitment to reimagine the supply chain with our customers and partners.

Learn more

To learn more about these new solutions, join us at Supply Chain Reimagined, a free digital event on Nov. 16, 2022, and on-demand post event. You’ll learn how to enhance your supply chain to delight your customers, empower your workforce, and boost operational efficiency to reduce your costs. You’ll also hear real-world best practices from Microsoft and industry leaders — watch now.

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