Top 11 Priorities for Supply Chain Information Technology

April 13, 2011
First on the list -- make investments now.
  1. Make some supply chain IT investments now.
  2. Decide whether to replace or upgrade.
  3. Get a handle on Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud computing.
  4. Establish the next steps in your warehouse management system strategy.
  5. Find transportation management systems that can help reduce your supply chain costs.
  6. Enable supply chain IT through product extensibility.
  7. Handle regulatory compliance mandates in an efficient manner.
  8. Put data to work through supply chain/business intelligence.
  9. Contend with the talent gap.
  10. Keep a global perspective by taking advantage of global trade management solutions.
  11. Close the open checkbook by establishing stronger vendor-client relationships.

    Source: Tompkins Associates

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