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Lessons Learned From 19 Supply Chain Visibility Initiatives: Part 1 — Getting Started

Published: 09 January 2015

ID: G00269006

Analyst(s): Christian Titze


CSCOs look into deploying supply chain visibility capabilities. This research describes seven of the 19 supply chain visibility initiatives, highlights key best practices to get started, summarizes lessons learned and reveals how technology solutions helped enable this transformation journey.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Rethink Your Corporate IT Strategy When Dealing With Visibility Requirements
  • Leverage Supply Chain Visibility in Emerging Markets
  • Have Business Staff Dedicated to the Project
  • Take a Phased Approach to Avoid Information Overload
  • Involve Users and Partners in the Requirements Definition to Boost Tool Acceptance
  • Get Management Agreement on Process Changes as Key for Success
  • Use Supply Chain Visibility to Enable New Business Models


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