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Supply Chain Management Essentials: Key Impacts to Consider When Starting Your Visibility Initiative

Published: 01 March 2017

ID: G00316117

Analyst(s): Christian Titze , William McNeill


Advancing end-to-end supply chain visibility is more critical than ever. We identify how supply chain leaders responsible for visibility initiatives can start their journey, from RFP best practices and software evaluation models to estimating partner onboarding efforts and framework pricing.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Follow a Well-Defined and Structured Approach for Your Supply Chain Visibility Initiative
  • Organize and Streamline the RFP Process to Ensure Success in Selecting Software Solutions With Visibility Capabilities
  • Clearly Define Scope, Pricing and Service Metrics, and SLAs When Negotiating Contracts
    • Scope of Solution
    • Software Pricing Metrics
    • Service Metrics
    • SLA Tiers
  • Put Special Attention on Business Partner Onboarding Within Your Overall Estimate on Cost and Effort for Solution Deployment

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