Designing a New ERP
Few manufacturers work the way they did in the 1990s. But a surprising number don’t realize that they still depend on ERP systems designed in that era. Outdated ERP software doesn’t only reduce the efficiency of your business—it prevents you from dealing with the competitive pressures you face now. Your ERP system needs to play a new role in your business, so that you can adjust to a new business environment.
The new equation: B2B + B2C = B2B2C
Customers inevitably drive change in any industry. Today, customers demand instant results because that’s what they’ve come to expect. As a result, the formerly clear distinction between a B2B and B2C business model has compressed into a B2B2C process, where customer whims turn into manufacturing demands seemingly overnight. End-users’ accelerating demands for speed and flexibility flow rapidly through the entire value chain.