The new supply chain platform will assist companies to maximise their supply chain data estate investment with an open approach
Microsoft has launched the Microsoft Supply Chain Platform to coordinate the data estate and establish a command centre for the enterprise supply chain.
The new supply chain platform will combine the best of Microsoft AI, collaboration, low-code, security and SaaS applications into a composable platform, said the tech major.
The Microsoft Supply Chain Platform is designed to assist companies in maximising their investment in supply chain data estate with an open approach.
It will allow customers to leverage Azure, Dynamics 365, Microsoft Teams and Power Platform to develop or independently adopt capabilities for their supply chain requirements.
The new platform features the Microsoft Supply Chain Center, which is currently in the preview stage. The feature offers a command centre experience for practitioners to organise data from across existing infrastructure supply chain systems.
The Microsoft Supply Chain Center is a ready-made command centre for the purpose of supply chain visibility and transformation.
It has been built to operate natively with the supply chain data and applications of organisations. The supply chain centre has built-in collaboration, insights on supply and demand, and order management, said Microsoft.
Microsoft business applications and platform corporate vice president Charles Lamanna said: “Businesses are dealing with petabytes of data spread across legacy systems, ERP, supply chain management and point solutions, resulting in a fragmented view of the supply chain.
“Supply chain agility and resilience are directly tied to how well organizations connect and orchestrate their data across all relevant systems. The Microsoft Supply Chain Platform and Supply Chain Center enable organisations to make the most of their existing investments to gain insights and act quickly.”
According to Microsoft, its Dynamics 365 supply chain management customers will automatically get access to the supply chain centre.