- The CEO of the start-up company you are working with from Wk 1 asked you to attend the executive steering committee meeting (a small start-up manufacturing company called ABC, with fewer than 500 hundred employees, that specializes in electronic devices. ). The committee is looking to implement a new SCM system. The manufacturing company does not currently have an SCM system and does not believe there is a need for one. The lack of having one causes the company to have occasional operational issues, which results in a loss of revenue.
The executive steering committee has asked you to research the different SCM system software packages available and create a comparison chart of the different packages. They would also like you to provide a summary that will give a recommendation for what SCM system the organization should use.
Research at least four SCM system software packages.
Create a comparison chart for at least four SCM packages you researched that includes the following:
- Demand Planning
- Import/Export Management
- Inventory Management
- Shipping Management
- Supplier Management
- Transportation Management
- Warehouse Management
- Note 1: The cost factor might be challenging to determine without subscribing, initiating a consultation or solicitation; therefore, do the best that you can. If not able to determine a cost in research, then document the research attempt instead.
Write a 1-page summary that will help the executives determine what SCM system and strategy to use and that will ensure success. Be sure to include the following in your summary:
- A high-level overview of the supply chain
- Why each step is important to the organization
- How the supply chain will help the company succeed and correct the operational issues.
- Note 2: It is fine to try to incorporate the chart into the summary. If the chart does not fit, then there is no need to incorporate it within the summary, but as a disparate file.
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