Business Requirements Definition

Business Requirements: Your Blueprint for Success

Imagine building a house without a blueprint. You would have no way to make sure it is being built properly and to your specifications. You would be at the mercy of the builder’s whims. If you wouldn’t build a house without a blueprint, why would you undertake major changes to your supply chain without one?

Accurate business requirements are the blueprint for your supply chain project, whether you’re implementing a new Supply Chain Execution system, undertaking operational improvements or new construction, or completing a revision for any of these activities. Your organization has unique needs and requirements, and these may change as your business changes.

Business requirements clearly define what must be done to make your project successful and align with your business and customer needs. At the same time, having accurate requirements reins in potential scope creep, which can cost your team time and money if the project veers into unanticipated territory. In fact, clearly defining your team’s expectations from the start is critical for budgeting and cost control, as they provide a clear map of the specific elements needed for an effective solution.

4SIGHT’s top industry experts can work with your teams to accurately define business requirements for your projects. We pull from our real-world experience with multiple types of Supply Chain Execution (SCE) systems, operational improvements, material handling equipment (MHE), and site layouts. This expertise enables us to lead your teams in effective workshops designed to develop and capture the most accurate business requirements possible. This in turn helps you budget accurately, and develop and implement the defined solution in the most efficient manner. In this way, you can grow your business and earn the ROI you expect from your changes.

  • Accurate project timelines
  • Clear business expectations for success
  • Satisfied customers
  • Reduced scope creep
  • Greater project ownership
  • Tighter project finances
  • Energized associates
  • Successful projects

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It all starts with planning! It doesn’t matter how large or small your project may be, our experts will work side by side with you and your team to find the best approach to your configuration needs. This may include components such as planning transportation requirements or determining where to offload product. The 4SIGHT team can also help you evaluate whether you have any specialized storage requirements or need to consider new automation options. You can work with our team to factor in any changes you foresee occurring in the next six, 12, or 18 months that may impact your operations.

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Implementation Roadmap
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Supply Chain Execution system implementations can be complicated and expensive endeavors. Success can lead to strategic advantages in the marketplace, while failure can be detrimental to a company’s livelihood.

4SIGHT’s Implementation Roadmap gives you the tools for success with the right preparation, resources, methodology, and leadership. 4SIGHT can assist you in implementing a successful SCE project quickly and effectively.

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Program Management
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Successful program management is critical to keeping your project teams aligned and focused on a single, well-structured goal. Without this coordination, the collection of tasks from the underlying projects may become disjointed, causing delays and cost overruns.

4SIGHT’s program managers leverage years of experience with our proven methodology and tools to guide your programs to a successful completion. We work directly with your team to determine the best path forward based on all goals and constraints.

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Solution Design (Architecture)
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Your business made the decision to transform its supply chain, which is a huge commitment. You have invested in an industry-leading WMS solution and set your business and IT goals. How can you maximize the productivity on the warehouse floor while keeping the technology component simple enough to maintain and scale in future? What’s your Solution Roadmap going to look like? You have a tight timeline and budget, but you’re not sure if the product meets all your business requirements. How can you address any gaps in functionality—and more importantly, how do you identify any gaps early in the game? This is essential to avoiding an IT disaster.

At 4SIGHT, we understand you have many questions about your WMS implementation. Rest assured that our warehousing experts have your back when it comes to the Solution Design. Our solution architects excel at understanding the strengths and constraints of the leading WMS options on the market today. They are highly knowledgeable about how the functionality can be designed and the best way to address any gaps. With our trusted advisors on your team, you have years of relevant experience at your service.

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Having a strong, responsive support structure in place post implementation is key to your ability to achieve ongoing success with your new system. 4SIGHT experts have years of experience in supporting our clients as they learn the ins and outs of their new production environment and how it works. Having knowledgeable resources just a phone call away gives you the assurance you need to focus on your business while we manage any system issues and user concerns that arise.

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4SIGHT takes testing seriously when it comes to ensuring your new or upgraded system works just as you expect it to on day one. We focus on gaining a comprehensive understanding of your operations from every perspective to develop a thorough testing plan that encompasses all equipment, systems, and personnel.

Our goal is to help you detect and mitigate risks in each and every test cycle no matter how large or small your implementation project. 4SIGHT provides resources to support testing in many areas, including test management and tracking, technical and functional testing, user acceptance testing, and performance and automated testing.

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4SIGHT works with your team to create and execute a repeatable training curriculum for each process area that is clear and concise. All training material can be tied to your specific warehouse and process flows. We work to combine the operational and systematic flows so users not only learn the system, but are also prepared to understand how it helps them carry out their daily activities.

4SIGHT provides training methods that help associates learn quickly:

  • Hearing: Instructor-led training sessions
  • Seeing: Training guides and quick cards customized for your warehouse
  • Feeling: Interactive training environment provides real-world examples

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