The Future of Supply Chain Management Software

Supply chain management software requires fundamental rethinking

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Drive your supply chain software strategy using new architectural thinking.

Determine the best supply chain investments based on your competitive position and time horizon.

Determine the best processes and technologies, a path for adoption, and return on investment. 

We Want Companies to Think Different and Move Faster

Worldlocity represents a new business model for the supply chain management and retail operations software space. It stands at the intersection of technology and business process, considering both simultaneously. We want to challenge the status quo in enterprise software to move industry faster, with the goal of effecting greater change for the betterment of companies, industries, and societies.

The Worldlocity Software 100 Market Cap Index

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The Worldlocity Software 100 Market Cap Index (WSI100) tracks the average multiple of market capitalization to revenue for 100 of the largest publicly-traded software companies. The index was updated for 2019 to remove companies that were acquired and to add companies that have gone public in the past year. For the week ending January 4, 2019, the index stood at 6.9, meaning that software companies in the index were trading at an average of 6.9 times annual revenue on a trailing twelve months basis. This will be the starting index number for 2019. Let's see how it does over the course of the new year.

The World as a Supply Chain

Supply chains are critical to advancing companies, societies, and the world overall. Simple statistics show how the world is performing as a supply chain. This is useful not just for absolute analysis but as a reference point against individual companies and countries.

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How Does Amazon Do It?

Amazon is the retail juggernaut of our day. Its supply chain prowess has catapulted it into the masters category of Gartner's top 25 supply chain rankings and fueled its growth towards a $200B company. Most people know Amazon has run a high-growth, nearly-zero-profit business model for more than twenty years, and has been rewarded for doing so by both customers and investors. It is also known that certain parts of its business are low margin and certain parts high margin. In some ways, it's a tale of two companies, albeit two that depend heavily on each other. What does its value chain look like? 

From the Whiteboard: Software Eats the Supply Chain

Over the past two decades, software has slowly but steadily been replacing physical assets throughout the supply chain. Software investments are made to improve customer service while at the same time reducing the need for increases in physical assets and labor - inventory, production equipment, warehouse space, transportation equipment, and workers all along the chain. In today's digital world, the name of the game is to provide a unique, personalized customer experience while not increasing assets and operational costs. This leads to the need for multiple virtual supply chains. 

Software eats the supply chain

Product Strategy Center: Software Company R&D Investment Levels

R&D is the lifeblood of any technology company, particularly enterprise software companies. SCM enterprise software companies must invest a significant percentage of revenue into R&D in order to compete and remain relevant long-term. For companies in the SCM and related software spaces, how much do they invest?