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mt // DIGITAL ORDER WRITING

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// Digital ordering platforms provide procurement
and production teams with improved visibility into
demand.

GOING DIGITAL

An organization's supply chain automation can be expanded
with digital order writing.
- By Michael Elmgreen
Supply chain automation is often
thought of as machines and robots
replacing humans to lower costs,
improve quality and reduce risks
in the production and movement of
materials and finished products. As
companies integrated their supply
chains with suppliers and customers
and eliminated siloed functions within
their own organizations over the past

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30 years, however, ensuring that data
is easily accessible by the right people
at the right time has become critically
important.
Automating the capture, flow and
processing of information has been
as critical as physical process improvements. Software systems like
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
and Warehouse Management Systems

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(WMS) and other technologies like
RFID have long been important to improving the management and visibility
of data within supply chains.
But as the on-demand economy puts
pressure on retailers to meet rising
consumer expectations, B2B buyers are
in turn requiring faster, more accurate
order fulfillment from suppliers. B2B
commerce technologies that automate
the capture, submission and processing of orders are being rapidly adopted
by manufacturers and distributors to
better serve their buyers at lower cost
and provide earlier insight into demand.
With improved insight into all orders,
these technologies are helping companies better manage their supply chains
and differentiate from competitors.


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