Supply chain disruptions caused by Covid-19 created real challenges for retailers and consumer goods companies in meeting demand for essential products. It revealed serious weaknesses in the traditional ERP platforms and on-premise systems that hampered critical supply responses. In this article, I reveal how, if retailers had invested in a Cloud-native supply chain solution, they could have easily scaled up their computing capacity to allow for the analysis, monitoring, tracking, and decision making required to locate product inventory at any point in the supply chain and efficiently expedite it to meet local consumer demand. I describe how moving on-premise enterprise operations to the Cloud allows us to obtain the transparency, scalability, flexibility, and analytical power needed to respond to whatever crisis may arise.

From Issue: How to Manage Outliers in Demand Data Caused By Covid-19
(Spring 2021)

Cloud-Native Solutions are Changing the Future of Supply Chain Management