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Supply chain


defines the rules around the implementation of the processes and the rate that their partners are integrated into the system.


Beyond quantifiable benefits seen


in reduced operating costs and efficient utilization of capital, three main benefits stand out. The most important is allowing our customers to orchestrate the supply chain; they can control processes rather than inefficiently reacting to problems. Our customers can also innovate processes in a multi­enterprise environment. Processes, such as stock level checking and re­ordering, that may have previously been done manually, can be automated and refined. The third major


Avnet Electronics Marketing’s Logistics & Distribution Center in Chandler, Arizona


benefit comes in the form of scenario planning. If our customer wants to run a promotion but first wants to check its capability to produce and deliver their products, this can now be done almost instantly rather than having to wait days for information to be delivered and correlated.


In a multiple enterprise environment where all


relevant data gets shared across all entities and everybody sees one version of the data, the


ability to respond to those data signals becomes far superior than it would be without.


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