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Getting Started With an Effective Supply Chain Technology Strategy

Published: 10 May 2016

ID: G00292243

Analyst(s): Dana Stiffler , Christian Titze


With the emergence of the role of supply chain IT, supply chain-IT leaders will need to create a cohesive supply chain technology strategy in alignment with the business as well as corporate IT. Here we outline how to get started with such an initiative.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Start by Understanding Your Company's Supply Chain and Technology Maturity Level
  • Clarify the Purpose and Scope of Your Supply Chain Technology Strategy
  • Include Three Major Sections in Your Supply Chain Technology Strategy Template
    • Clarifying Needs/Supply Chain Technology Requirements
    • Structuring Control
    • Defining Capabilities
  • Ensuring Alignment and Roadmap for Your Supply Chain Technology Strategy
    • Running a Kickoff
    • Framing the Supply Chain Technology Plan and Different Time Horizons
    • Completing Your Strategy

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