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How to avoid data silos with the latest supply chain technology

How many times a day does your team encounter issues with accessing crucial data and partner updates? Things like shipping logs, factory updates, and quarterly reports are typically sequestered between different systems with different security measures and people with limited access. Those separate systems may have offered big-time benefits in their initial implementation. However, years of dealing with employee turnover and changing permissions have created huge data silos that bog down your day to day operations.

Bringing your supply chain into the age of interconnectivity is commendable. But when you incorporate multiple systems into your supply chain, such as separating how you manage ERP, PLM, and SCM, you invariably find yourself with data silos. The technology is evolving, and Suuchi Inc has an innovative solution to eliminate data silos for good.

What is a Data Silo?

A data silo is a term used to describe data that is cut off from other systems. For example, many brands use dedicated Product Lifecycle Management software to manage PLM operations and data. Everything in that PLM loop is only available to people in the system, and it excludes the rest of your supply chain partners. The data generated therein is inaccessible to the supply chain management (SCM) software. The enterprise resource planning systems (ERP) can’t talk to either of them, and company operations can become highly inefficient. This disconnect is because data silos form a bottleneck in the capacity of your supply chain. Moving from a traditional system to a new SCM might improve your business, but if that SCM remains siloed away from your ERP and PLM, it is a significantly smaller improvement than it could be.

Our solution? The Suuchi GRID

The Suuchi GRID eliminates data silos by combining ERP and PLM systems’ functionality into one effective Supply Chain Management solution offering unparalleled transparency between the different parts of your supply chain. It eliminates friction in communication and data sharing because the express purpose of the GRID is to make data available to anybody who needs it.

If an employee gets promoted or transfers to another team, there is no scrambling to figure out their access permissions or quirky file management system to keep things running smoothly. Our cloud-based software maintains everything exactly where they left it.

The GRID accounts for everything from product design and material sourcing to sales and logistics. End-to-end transparency means you have a highly connected team—regardless of whether they’re in the office next door or on the other side of the world.

LEARN MORE about how the Suuchi GRID’s all in one software solution eliminates the need for separate PLM software.

Written by Suuchi Industry Insights.

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