The rising consumer expectations and growing trend of marketplaces are driving the order processing complexity for businesses. Sales order processing is increasingly complex. You have challenges such as partial delivery. In some industries, the entire order-to-cash cycle needs to be closed for a line before the other line can be processed. There might also be other trends, such as shipping early in the hope of getting higher margins from the order. So, what architectural considerations do you need to have in place to accommodate such business scenarios? What do you need to look for in selecting your ERP? Which ERP systems might fire back if they don't natively support these business scenarios?
In today's episode, we invited a panel of cross-functional experts for a live interview on LinkedIn who brings significant expertise to discuss the pros and cons of partial order processing and early shipping. We covered many grounds, including the concepts such as shipping complete, planning around prioritizing and back ordering, and how partial processing differs in make-to-stock vs make-to-order manufacturing. Finally, we discussed issues in some industries such as medical devices avoiding partial processing, creating a temporary warehouse for shipment consolidations, and implications as grave as order lines disappearing from the sales orders because of the limited system capabilities and training.
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