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Critical Capabilities for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks

Published: 23 May 2022


Multienterprise supply chain business networks support a community of trading partners that need to coordinate and execute on business processes extending across multiple enterprises. Supply chain technology leaders should use this research to understand the critical capabilities of such solutions.

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Key Findings
  • End-user organizations use MESCBN solutions in different ways, depending on their supply chain maturity and their industry, as well as the complexity level of both their network and their enterprise and multienterprise processes. These diverse needs often drive vendor selection.

  • Of the solutions evaluated, the leading highest scores are for these MESCBN critical capabilities: ethics/shared value generation, add-on and onboarding services, and embedded intelligence.

  • There is more parity between the rated solutions in terms of adaptability, onboarding services and ethics/shared value, with the most divergent ratings at network characteristics, span of applications and add-on services.

  • Results show an increase in ratings

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  • Centiro
  • E2open
  • Elemica
  • Infor
  • MPO
  • Nulogy
  • One Network Enterprises
  • OpenText
  • Pagero
  • Siemens Digital Logistics
  • SupplyOn
  • TrueCommerce
  • Adaptability
  • Usability/User Experience
  • Network Size
  • Partner Onboarding
  • Data and Application Integration
  • Span of Core Applications
  • Multienterprise Applications
  • Analytics/Reporting/Performance
  • Strategic Technologies/Intelligence
  • Add-On Services
  • Digital Ethics/Shared Value
  • Upstream
  • Downstream
  • Intelligence

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