CHAPTER 17Phase 4: Configure, Solution Test, Pilot, Refine, and Roll Out

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The typical elapsed time to get to this point of project implementation (steps 1 through 8 on the implementation checklist in Chapter 11) ranges from one to three months, depending on the process scope, complexity of the solution storyboard, and the priority of resources assigned. Fully implementing the solution (steps 9 through 13 on the checklist)—meaning rolling it out to all the intended supply chains—typically ranges from six to 12 months, based on the factors already mentioned. In between, there are four approval milestones or “gates”: ...

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