Microsoft launches supply chain platform
Microsoft showed off its new supply chain platform, which will use technologies like AI and Software as a Service (SaaS) applications to help organizations “maximize their existing supply chain investments” .
The tech conglomerate describes its platform as “an open, collaborative, and composable foundation for data and supply chain orchestration.”
This builds on the custom supply chain solutions Microsoft has developed for companies like Mercedes-Benz.
“We’re making it easier for customers to leverage the entire Microsoft Cloud to improve their supply chain,” said Charles Lamanna, vice president of enterprise applications and platforms at Microsoft. He added, “Microsoft Supply Chain Platform provides building blocks across Microsoft Azure, Dynamics 365, Microsoft Teams and Power Platform for customers to adopt features that meet their specific supply chain needs.
The platform will also use Microsoft Dataverse, a data management system, to improve visibility and allow organizations to react to changes in the supply chain.
Microsoft is currently previewing one aspect of the platform, the Microsoft Supply Chain Center, which it hopes will provide a “command center” experience for practitioners to harmonize data from all existing supply chain systems. . During its preview, its launch partners, CH Robinson, FedEx, FourKites and Overhaul, will offer native experiences within the Supply Chain Center.