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How to Select Supply Chain Planning Technology Effectively

Published: 06 November 2015

ID: G00292944

Analyst(s): Tim Payne


The SCP technology selection process should address critical questions necessary to help frame current and future requirements. Supply chain and IT leaders can use these best practices to help guide their SCP technology efforts to ensure a strong alignment with business requirements.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Step No. 1: Link to Corporate Strategy
  • Step No. 2: Link to SCP Strategy
  • Step No. 3: Identify Current SCP Maturity
  • Step No. 4: Define Future SCP Maturity
  • Step No. 5: Go Out for RFI and Create a Provider Longlist
  • Step No. 6: Create a Provider Shortlist
  • Step No. 7: Develop an RFP
  • Step No. 8: Run the RFP Process With the Shortlist of Vendors
  • Step No. 9: Refine Shortlist to Two Finalists
  • Step No. 10: Refine Budgets With Finalists
  • Step No. 11: Run Vendor Day With Each Finalist
  • Step No. 12: Check Finalist Vendor References
  • Step No. 13: Make Final Vendor Selection
  • Step No. 14: Negotiate With the Winning Vendor

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