Chapter 6

Supply Chain Software Installation Project Management

Supply chain management support can be obtained many ways, some of which were discussed in chapter 5. Regardless of how a supply chain management (SCM) system is acquired, installing it is a major project. Project plans need to be aggressive, because SCM systems are very critical to organizational efficiency (the sooner the system is brought online, the sooner benefits are obtained). It is difficult to reliably estimate durations of any information systems project. Due to the need to balance realism with urgency, schedules should be aggressive but achievable.

The type of SCM system adopted will impact the need for changes. Adoption of a single vendor package without modifications ...

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