Within the market of (project) logistics, we can observe a movement with regard to underlying IT. We can see a shift from a complete ERP system to an approach consisting of ‘best-of-breed’ IT solutions for specific components of the logistic process.
The challenges of Best of Breed
This change results in a number of challenges. Besides integration with specialized solution suppliers, information sharing between (logistic) chain partners is also an important requirement. Without integration and information sharing, gaps will arise amongst management of the complete supply chain. Continuously retyping information makes mistakes more likely. Delays can apply and information could not be available in time. Nevertheless, a lack of information causes a lack of insight, which makes it impossible to anticipate quickly and adequately.