ERPs can be over a decade in implementation. Your supply chain can't wait that long.
Anytime you bring a project proposal before your boss, procurement, or CFO, the first set of questions is almost always, "How much, and how long until we see value?" Everyone knows that any project that affects your entire supply chain from end-to-end is looking at a decade long ERP style implementation. It must take that long, right? In the 90's or 00's, probably. Now though? Now with native cloud based platforms, flexible APIs, and advanced machine learning driven logic, time to value is compressed to a matter of months for digital supply chains. Led by strategies of focusing on revenue based outcomes and by attacking problems with a flexible platform, visionary enterprises are realizing value from there digital investments in time frames that used to be fantastical.