3rdwave Business Solutions
3rdwave business solutions for global commerce management
and supply chain synchronization are the essential building
blocks that support a company's global organizational activities,
workflows and business processes. Individually, each of the
business solutions can provide exceptional, robust functionality
in a fully-integrated environment capaple of executing demanding
requirements while maintaining optimum flexibility and visibility.
The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of
The real power of a comprehensive solution
occurs when horizontal business solutions are tightly integrated.
3rdwave ensures a homogeneous environment is created in the
business organization or divisional unit.
There are many competent point solutions
with significant depth in, and specific functionality for,
the highly specialized area they are designed for. Each solution
can, when implemented properly, deliver quantifiable savings
and benefits. Yet, point solutions most often fail to deliver
dramatic results to the entire supply chain process because
they don't maintain integration to each other, nor to the
broader corporate ERP solution(s).
Failure to maintain integration across
the point solutions - however deep in functionality they are
- renders the entire global sourcing and distribution solution
less capable and thus less profitable. 3rdwave's fully-integrated
horizontal solutions provide depth of functionality with optimum
control in a real time, user-friendly, fully synchronized
3rdwave Optimizes Key Global Touch Points
In global commerce management, sourcing
and distribution, there are up to 27 multiple processes that
are independent yet interdependent and must be tightly integrated
in order for information to be reliable and instantly available.
3rdwave's horizontal solutions provide the broadest integrated
global sourcing footprint and ensures that all information
related to the sourcing and distribution of products throughout
the global supply chain are always synchronized and accurate.
Each of the 27 independent global sourcing
activities is complex; not one of the activities is independent
of the activities that precede or follow it. They are all
inter-related to each other. Point solutions address some
of these 27 activities and rely on other point solutions to
provide the functionality the first solution lacks. Over time,
maintaining integration and alignment of these point solutions
is virtually impossible. The parts begin to misalign and reduce
the overall benefits that would have been gained had a tightly
integrated solution been selected to manage all global sourcing
and distribution processes in the first place.
3rdwave manages all +27 of these activities
within one holistic, tightly integrated environment. By treating
the entire global supply chain as a whole, 3rdwave maintains
continuous integration and synchronization across all supply
chain activities to provide optimal information, control and
workflow, and thus financial and operating leverage, to the
Each 3rdwave horizontal solution can stand
independently from the other and is designed to support the
demands of its respective business activity in totality. What
makes 3rdwave's horizontal solutions special is that they
are designed specifically around the business practices and
processes of the client without sacrificing any functional
capability or data integrity.
Point Solutions vs. Cross Functional
Having integrated business processes and
data available across an entire organization is the ideal
environment for business from both a process and data perspective.
Unfortunately, most enterprise systems fail to deliver both
integration and deep functional capability across the entire
scope of the business.
Which approach to a solution is best for
the organization: A collection of best-of-breed solutions?
Or a comprehensive all-encompassing solution?
The argument for the best of breed solution
is that it supposedly provides deep functional knowledge and
capability within the specific area that it is required to
support. The point solution is therefore better able to support
the demands of the narrow user community.
The suite solution is argued to provide
the best cross-functional integration but to have less functional
capability in a specific area of the logistics chain. This
is not the case with 3rdwave Horizontal Solutions.
3rdwave - Deep Domain Functionality
and Totally Integrated Supply Chains
3rdwave Horizontal solutions are designed
for and used by clients that have demanding global sourcing,
distribution and financial requirements. The solutions are
deep in functional capability. They support operators and
managers in the execution of their everyday responsibilities
by insuring the right information is available as needed and
workflow is streamlined and supportive of the task. This functional
capability is deep within and across all silos within an organization.
By providing highly tailored horizontal
solutions that are automated, integrated, flexible, functional
and user-friendly, 3rdwave eliminates data and work redundancy
within each respective area it was designed for.
3rdwave's Global Scope
3rdwave's horizontal solutions provide
the most extensive and comprehensive global management and
execution capabilities. Designed to support all facets of
global sourcing, logistics and distribution, 3rdwave provides
comprehensive horizontal solutions for: