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Supply Chain Excellence: A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the SCOR Model, Second Edition by Robert Rosenbaum, Peter Bolstorff

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Chapter 3. Week One: Planning and Organizing: Decide What to Work On and How to Get Started

Understanding the business reasons for a project and then properly defining the project’s scope are critical steps to a successful launch. There are three primary deliverables for this phase. They are (1) the business context summary, (2) a supply chain definition matrix, and (3) an approved project charter. A fourth deliverable in the first week of active project planning is to assemble a complete presentation of information to be used in the project kickoff meeting.

The Business Context Summary

You’ll start with a checklist, which outlines information that needs to be reviewed and summarized to gain a full understanding of (and appreciation for) the business ...

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