What are the challenges to installing supply chain software?

  1. Gaining trust from your suppliers and partners.  Supply chain automation is uniquely difficult because its complexity extends beyond a company’s walls. Employees will need to change the way they work and so will the people from each supplier that a company adds to its network. Only the largest and most powerful manufacturers or retailers (i.e. Wal-Mart) can force such radical changes without repercussions.  Most companies have to sell outsiders on the system first. Moreover, one company’s goals in installing the system may be threatening to their suppliers. For example,...

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