Handling Integration Process with Limited Interruption to Resources


Many companies dream of becoming a part of a major supply chain but they are afraid of what that will entail. They want to integrate with trading partners, but they cannot afford to interrupt their businesses or lose any resources in the process.

Problems with Supply Chain Disruptions

While most people know they cannot afford an interruption to their supply chain, not everyone realizes how serious the issue can be. It goes beyond losing money. In some cases, a business can lose its reputation if the supply chain is interrupted. You can also lose ground against your competitors and end up angering your investors.

In order to understand this, you need to understand what occurs when resources are interrupted. First, you will notice a loss in productivity. That will lead to longer wait times. That, in turn, will lead to dissatisfied customers, which will cause you to lose revenue. Then, you might lose your good reputation because you were unable to fulfill orders in a reasonable amount of time. It is like a domino effect. Fortunately, you do not have to topple over that first domino. All you need to do is choose a supply chain management platform that can be easily integrated.

Cloud-Based System

A cloud-based system will allow you to integrate your supply chain without interrupting your business. Cloud-based systems do not require software installations so they are easy to integrate. Additionally, they can be used on different systems, so you do not have to get new equipment. That saves a lot of time and helps you avoid serious disruptions.


You also need to choose a system that includes training. That will allow you to get everyone up to speed quickly. That way, everyone can start using the system immediately, and you will not have to use your resources for training.

Appterra has a connect once, reach many platform that makes it easy for trading partners to connect with limited interruption. When you go with a service like Appterra, you can integrate with your trading partners without having to put your business on pause. This makes it much easier to make money during the integration process. Once the system is up, you can enjoy the benefits that come with connecting with all of your trading partners across the globe. You can easily share documentation and information with the push of a button so everyone will be on the same page all of the time.

Charlie Alsmiller

Throughout his career, Charlie Alsmiller has focused on customer problems in difficult industries such as Energy and Telecommunications. Prior to starting Appterra in 2005, Alsmiller was VP of Global Operations for Allegro Development, a leading provider of software for the energy sector. He has also served as president of OmniSpace Technologies, a leading SaaS provider that he founded in 1999. He spent over 10 years in the consulting world with Price Waterhouse and Deloitte Consulting, where he participated in a wide variety of projects for very high profile clients. Mr. Alsmiller holds a BBA from Baylor University in Management and Information Systems and a MBA from the University of Dallas in International Business. Specialties: Technology ventures, Enterprise Software, Contract Negotiation, International Operations, Private Equity, Product Management, Strategic Alliances, Software Implementation, Software Development

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