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How to Educate Stakeholders on the Benefits of Including Foundational Technology in Your Logistics Strategy

Published: 28 March 2018

ID: G00351275

Analyst(s): Simon Tunstall , James Lisica , Bart De Muynck

Summary

Foundational technologies like TMS, WMS and network modeling tools enable logistics functions to mature, but many supply chain leaders responsible for logistics struggle to educate internal stakeholders about their benefits. This research outlines ways to go about it and gain internal buy-in.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Gain Senior Management Support by Aligning the Business Case for Foundational Logistics Technologies With Corporate Goals
  • Educate Internal Departments on the Tangible Benefits These Technologies Would Deliver to Their Roles and Day-to-Day Activities
  • Use Gartner's Tools to Develop a Solid Business Case for the Required Logistics Technology
    • Transport Management Systems
    • Warehouse Management Systems
    • Global Logistics Visibility
    • Network Modeling Tools

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