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Design a Supply Chain Planning Technology Pilot Focused on Five Best Practices

Published: 23 February 2019

ID: G00370291

Analyst(s): Alex Pradhan


Supply chain leaders should build a formal pilot phase into their SCP technology evaluation process, but are challenged to maximize the benefits given the test environment’s limited time and resources. This research identifies five best practices to help supply chain leaders design the pilot.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Define and Track Upfront the Objective and Metrics
  • Engage Key Senior Business Executives Throughout the Entire Pilot Process
  • Focus on Your Data Foundation
  • Develop a Structured Change Management Approach
  • Dedicate and Empower Resources to Form the Core Project Team

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