Cloud - based supply chain already showing real benefits within business processes. Today, cloud-hosted management applications are a reality and can be accessed by all organizations, regardless of size.

Cloud computing technology allows vendors to take advantage of a new era of processes. Traditionally, supply chain management has relied on physical, person-to-person processes. But the new reality, influenced by cloud computing, shows several advances that have benefited everyone who is part of this productive cycle.

Benefits of cloud computing for supply chain management

Previously, the ability to analyze and collect data required a lot of effort on the part of companies and required the commitment of employees to perform data entry and reading. With the cloud, a more agile process was allowed, with reduced costs and which resulted in an exponentially faster scale. Ultimately, this has enabled companies to make better strategic decisions about daily activities in production, among other benefits.

Scalability

As businesses evolve, information technology applied to processes needs to keep up with changes and provide the necessary capabilities to meet new demand. Cloud services allow for scalability without having to overhaul an entire infrastructure. Even if the need for rapid expansion arises, a cloud provider like AWS has the computing power to accommodate your needs.

Agility

Implementing new software or IT systems in the traditional way takes a long time. But, when migrating to cloud computing, companies start to have contact with providers of solutions within the supply chain dedicated to the cloud. It is also possible to carry out the process of migrating data to the cloud in a reduced time thanks to partnerships between companies that offer cloud computing services, such as the one between Amazon and Sky.One .

Efficiency

By converting to a cloud service, management of the technology infrastructure is no longer assigned directly to internal staff resources. This allows you to shift team members to other ongoing needs such as research and product development. Product innovations and improvements can come about without the need to hire more staff.

Flexibility

Cloud-based services can connect everyone in the supply chain, providing a more strategic approach to inventory deployment. With geolocation, cloud computing made it possible to monitor delivery networks and prioritize late-moving shipments. You can also automate tasks and more easily combine cargo handling.

Optimization

Cloud-based service providers customize solutions for each industry. This allows you to accelerate the integration and adoption of your services across all parts of your organization. It also helps you optimize product development, market expansion and lead times, while reducing costs by improving the agility of your operating model.

Finally, the biggest benefit of cloud computing technology is the reduction of operational costs . The need for resources related to technology presents a high final investment when used in own datacenters. On the other hand, the use of the cloud structure provided by a provider like AWS has scalability and a considerable cost reduction.

As companies have migrated to the cloud, the supply chain has been increasingly developed, presenting new solutions and success stories. By comparing the benefits and processes of traditional supply chain with the results generated by cloud computing, we see that the advantages of using cloud technology can easily outweigh any potential problems encountered with traditional supply chain management processes.

With Sky.One solutions is possible to go far beyond the traditional benefits of cloud computing. Whether migrating complex systems such as ERPs, optimizing the computational park or providing support for those still in the design phase for future migration, you can count on the support of someone who was elected the most innovative company in Latin America by Amazon Web Services itself. (AWS).

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.