Organizations evaluating supply chain planning (SCP) technology are looking for guidance on how to introduce and select a pilot and make it successful. Including a pilot as part of a software vendor assessment is not a new concept — but in our conversations with organizations and vendors alike, Gartner has observed that the concept of pilots is gaining traction. While the primary underlying need driving the pilot is to fundamentally test the most important business and technical requirements, our research finds that there are five distinct pilot models available in the SCP technology market.
Supply chain leaders responsible for IT sit where the business and IT intersect. They must balance all needs across the end-to-end supply chain, linking business processes with technology.