Integrated Supply Chain Systems through IT Infrastructure Automation
Shippers and Logistic Service Providers (LSPs) invest in best of breed supply chain execution systems to gain the latest functionalities and inject efficiencies into their operations. Over time that creates disparate systems and a complex IT ecosystem, driving costs on infrastructure, application maintenance and support. Ownership of on-premise solutions further increases the cost for shippers.
Technological developments in IT infrastructure automations is reducing IT overhead. Infrastructure automation makes server management, code deployment, quality assurances, and support easier at every level. Improved flexibility allows us to deploy code fixes across multiple instances in one shot and trigger regression scenarios across multiple applications irrespective of vendor solutions. If regression cases fail, bugs will be logged and alerted to their application systems. Unless regression tests pass, code will not be migrated to higher level environments, minimizing productive impacts. Automating entire supply chain processes is steadily become a reality for many businesses.