The Headless Supply Chain Platform
Let’s start with what a Headless Platform means and where it came from.
Headless technology has risen from the explosion in the commerce space. Users are demanding more flexibility to provide an optimal, unified customer experience.
A headless commerce platform refers to the separation between the frontend and backend, allowing developers to provide a unique experience to the customer from both the user interface and the system tools of an eCommerce platform. Today’s market has demanded that the frontend and backend operate independently of each other, but remain connected by the same data, giving providers more room for flexibility, enabling nearly limitless customizations, personalization, and creating more freedom for growth.
With a headless commerce platform, consumers can utilize benefits such as customized shopping cart experiences and personal return processes. Organizations then gain even more focused data insights to improve the customer experience.
With traditional cloud platforms, users have been tied into a controlled environment, which limits the options to make optimal decisions. The introduction of headless technology actually allows organizations to conduct business initiatives based on what works best. Essentially, with a headless environment, customers can adopt specific tools depending on what the organization needs.
Now, what if “headless” was applied to the supply chain market? In today’s world, headless commerce needs a robust, flexible, and adaptable, backend execution, which is driven by a headless supply chain.
How can headless technology benefit the supply chain market with centralized data and de-centralized execution?
What if headless technology was applied to the supply chain market, where users could leverage different tools, scale into new demand channels, and seamlessly collaborate with partners, all on-demand, based on what their business needs at any given time? Traditionally, the supply chain requires working with dedicated partners using different systems, in addition to legacy agreements. What if organizations could scale at their own pace, decoupled from the architecture set in place by partners, and have the freedom to scale with speed and no restrictions?
Introduction to Verte’s Headless Supply Chain Platform
Verte has pioneered a headless platform dedicated to the supply chain called Unified Commerce. Like a headless commerce platform, Verte’s technology allows users to opt into specific tools, platforms, and partners without being tied to antiquated practices which limit the ability to scale. Verte’s software reduces costs and improves customer experience.
The Verte headless supply chain platform consists of the following:
The Original Headless Supply Chain
The Verte Unified Commerce platform provides users with a bird’s eye view of their entire business across channels, with data insights to optimize their business and forecast for the future. The platform also includes an Integration Manager, allowing organizations to sell anywhere, and an Order Management System that gives full visibility into orders all across their business, no matter the channel.
Supply Chain Functionality: On Demand
The Unified Commerce headless supply chain platform allows users to automate orders at any point of the order process and integrate with partners regardless of what systems they use. If a partner does not have the functional capacity to manage their inventory, no problem; they can utilize the Verte platform. The ability to pick and choose what they see value in, allows businesses to focus on inventory accuracy, improving warehouse processes and transparency across all touchpoints of the order journey.
But what about the challenges of partner collaboration?
Flexible Fulfillment Services
With Verte’s headless platform, shippers (brands and eCommerce businesses) and providers (3pl service providers) can create, connect, and scale on demand. The Verte Fulfillment Network, a community of 3pls all across the country, allows users to initiate partnerships based on their own business plans.
This flexibility of a virtual fulfillment network becomes a win-win for shippers to add, change, or expand at will and allows providers to extend business services all on demand.
In essence, Verte has expanded the ways in which organizations can conduct business based on their supply chain needs. If you would like to learn more, book a demo!