To make full use of the benefits of digitization, many companies find that their existing IT landscape presents the biggest challenges. Today, transparency along the entire value chain is absolutely necessary in order to provide customers with information about order backlogs at any time.

Companies often rely on established supply chain and logistics systems that offer the user stable processes in specific application areas. A look into the IT landscape commonly reveals however, that the heterogeneity of supply chain solutions in addition to missing features stand in the way of IT integration in the value chain.

On the other hand, there are start-ups with their own innovative IT solutions that include the integration of the value chain from the very beginning of development. Though impressive, such in-house developments often lack the functional depth of established supply chain systems and limit logistics productivity.

In both cases, the strategic question is whether further developing existing systems or reorientation is the way forward.

4flow supports strategy development for IT landscapes with a process-based approach

To develop IT strategies for supply chain, 4flow draws on many years of experience in selecting and implementing IT systems. A process-oriented approach for defining specialized functional requirements and an as-is systems analysis enable an end-to-end assessment of the existing IT landscape in regard to depth of coverage.

The benefits 4flow achieves for clients include:

  • Consideration of functional requirements best practices
  • Transparency of existing best-of-breed logistics systems
  • Implementation of proven IT architecture concepts focused on company-specific requirements
  • Establishment of a future-oriented IT strategy that supports corporate strategy
  • Implementation and migration plan with full retention of operational capacity at all times

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