Wider device use may make supply chain management easier

Controlling a supply chain and accounting for risk are necessary to successfully manage the transported goods that companies transport. Environmental and systems problems could threaten supply chain operability and make executives less confident about the efficiency of IT systems.

However, analyzing relevant data from supply chains and using it for improvement may help address risks effectively, and a web based terminal emulator could help businesses port the same functions from mainframes to newer devices for equal computing support.

An article in Supply Management recently referred to a survey from Deloitte, which recently found that a majority of executive respondents are not "extremely" or "very" confident in their supply chain activity, although around a third are planning to obtain more control in this area.

For management excellence, device access is as important as using the proper tools, especially for those functions that require constant attention. In an interview for Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Forrest Bunsen of Software Advice said that commercial supply chain management software is appealing to small and medium-sized businesses.

"Increasing supply chain visibility and ensuring supply chain integration is definitely a top concern; many companies are using a variety of disparate systems and they want to improve integration of data flows between their different business processes," he said.

By investing in a flexible mainframe terminal emulation option, businesses will make a host more available to users and move away from less efficient systems that may require extra setup or install. The customized and automated application features of Inventu's FlyNet Viewer give IT officials all of the specific touches they need to be compatible with both legacy browsers and the latest mobile devices. Acknowledging tablets and smartphones, as well as the need to stay connected on these devices, will help supply managers stay up to date with the latest technological expectations.