The 5 most important questions before the introduction of a SCM system
When the question “Where is the product now?” goes around in a company. When important information from the supply chain is lost in emails or various Excel lists and internal processes can no longer be superimposed. By then at the latest, a company should consider introducing a SCM system. But that won’t happen overnight. Even with simple installations and clearly defined processes, this takes several months. And a few homework tasks have to be done before the start. No matter whether fashion manufacturer, electronics dealer or automotive supplier. The following 5 questions should generally be clarified before the project starts:
How is the current process mapped?
How does the goods get from A to B – and which service provider does what?
How is product quality assured and tested?
How are suppliers and producers included in the system?
How are improvement potentials identified and implemented?