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Lessons Learned From 19 Supply Chain Visibility Initiatives: Part 2 — Implementing

Published: 09 January 2015

ID: G00271462

Analyst(s): Christian Titze

Summary

CSCOs look into deploying supply chain visibility capabilities. This research describes seven of the 19 supply chain visibility initiatives, highlights key best practices for implementation, summarizes lessons learned and reveals how technology solutions helped in those initiatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Clean Your Data First, Only Then Start Any Implementation Project
  • Rapid Delivery of Valued Capabilities and Aggressive Change Management Are Critical to Driving Adoption
  • Understand How Internal Data Structures Will Translate Into the Tool
  • Utilize Standard COTS Applications, but Also BYO for Temporary Wins
  • Joining a Cloud Platform Also Fits for the SMB Market
  • Enable Process and Partner Integration Through a Multienterprise/Multitenant Platform
  • Secure Active Participation From Your Network Partners

Appendix

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