Supply chain management (SCM) software selection is certainly tricky and painful on the good days, even for those that have been down the road a few times. Why? Despite the number of vendors offering a plethora of solutions, of different qualities, there are just more business models that need to find a fit (or as close as it gets) than there are available solutions that fit those models. In addition, decision makers need to invest significant time and resources in considering a surprisingly large number of alternatives.
While it is easy to think strictly about current business processes when selecting SCM software, there are more important considerations, such as creating your business objectives or strategies, your business model, and finally your business road map. Going back much? Yes, and you need to, unless you don't mind the extra costs of wrestling your day-to-day out of your system as opposed to focusing on your revenue-generating activities.
So, there are three things you must consider when selecting a SCM solution.
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