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Carefully Assess Which Tools Are Right for Each Stage of Supply Chain Planning Maturity

Published: 20 October 2017

ID: G00340310

Analyst(s): Tim Payne , Amber Salley

Summary

Many companies are preparing to invest in supply chain planning technology, but risk buying the wrong tools at the wrong time. Supply chain leaders can use this research to make informed investments based on their maturity and needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Stage 1 to 2: Move From Departmental to Functional Focus
    • Actions to Resolve and Advance to Stage 2
    • Technology Focus for Moving to Stage 2
  • Stage 2 to 3: Start Coordinating Supply Chain Processes
    • Actions to Resolve and Advance to Stage 3
    • Technology Focus for Moving to Stage 3
  • Stage 3 to 4: Build on Your Planning SOR Foundation
    • Actions to Resolve and Advance to Stage 4
    • Technology Focus for Moving to Stage 4
  • Stage 4 to 5: Add Advanced Analytics and Implement Automated Decision Making
    • Actions to Resolve and Advance to Stage 5
    • Technology Focus for Moving to Stage 5

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