There are a growing number of software suites that can help companies maximize efficiencies in their supply chain. There are specific software packages that can be implemented for purchasing or planning, but there is a software product, called Enterprise resource planning, that can be implemented across the company incorporating all aspects of the enterprise.
What you will learn
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software has been implemented by a large number of Fortune 500 companies in the last twenty years. The common database and real-time processing has allowed companies to benefit from reacting to situations in the supply chain that would not have been possible without ERP software.