Supply networks are becoming increasingly complex and subject to geopolitical shifts, agility and integration are have become mandatory. Additionally, consumers are increasingly engaged and want to know the sustainability back-story of the purchases they make. This development puts NOW in rare air as one the very few solutions that features PLM and vendor management directly within the core ERP.
RFQ Workbench feature of the vendor insight portal allows role-based interaction with the entire RFQ lifecycle from concept, sampling, purchasing, and logistics. Depending where the contributor plugs into the supply chain, the vendor insight portal allows tailored interaction that adds value. Additionally, the cloud based architecture means that infrastructure requirements from supply partners are very light.
NOW ERP is a 100 per cent cloud-based solution that covers all customer related activities, production planning and machine scheduling, production management and control up to the level of data collection from each machine including automated real time fabric inspection. This tight integration offers customers a significant advantage in terms of speed-to-consumer and top down insight.