The dilemma of whether to invest in dedicated warehouse management software or extend an existing ERP system continues to provoke hot debate between logistics managers and their IT peers, but does the choice really need to be contentious?
In these challenging economic times buyers on the high street
and along the supply chain have become more demanding, putting
pressures on distributors to find new efficiencies, to drive out
costs and to bolster dwindling margins.
This white paper discusses the complex choice between investing
in the latest innovations in warehouse technology or making do with
the basic capabilities of an often older, possibly outdated
enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
With managements desire to see quick results the decision often
comes down to a simple dilemma: buy best of breed, or make-do and
Buy best-of-breed or make do and mend?