Often, the implementation of a Supply Chain Execution (SCE) system is called a “project.” In reality, it should be considered a program and managed accordingly. This is because an implementation requires a set of tools and skills that go far beyond project management.
An SCE system implementation requires the efforts of many different subordinate project teams, each with their own requirements, deliverables, and budgets. These groups often include systems development, integration, EDI, testing (multiple levels), IT infrastructure, physical infrastructure, training, documentation, and support teams.
4SIGHT’s experienced program managers use a proven, proprietary toolset and methodology to manage complicated programs and ensure you are meeting the maximum strategic value for your company.
Accurately defining business requirements is critical to the success of every supply chain project. Without this step, your project is likely to have cost overruns, missed deadlines, unhappy associates, and performance mismatched to your customers’ expectations. The result of this difficult scenario is dissatisfied customers and a potential loss of business.
4SIGHT is experienced in developing comprehensive and accurate business requirement programs and documents. Our expertise and tools can lead your teams to higher project delivery accuracy, lower costs, and greater satisfaction for your associates, management, and customers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: