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3 Tips to the Elusive Supply Chain Dashboard

(By Mike Raftery) An effective supply chain dashboard is a very tempting idea.  In the course of every supply chain project, a scope item comes up that either is, or is very close to, a supply chain dashboard.  For some organizations, it becomes a “white whale”...

Continuous IT Investment: You Cannot Afford To Stand Still

(By Mike Raftery) Despite the project plan, there’s never an end date.  That’s if you want it to really realize the potential of the initial IT investment.  In order to stay ahead of the competition and make the most of the technology investment in your supply...

3 Tips for a Successful APO Implementation

(By Mike Raftery) By now, the process of evaluating the possibility of an APO project inevitably includes the telling of enough horror stories to make any project manager shiver.  But the bottom line is that you are not evaluating those projects, you are evaluating your own...

Insights from the Insider (Part 2)

(By Patrick Green) As the SAP Insider wrapped up on Friday, it was a good time to take a few minutes to reflect on the week’s activities, the plethora of information disseminated and the overall pulse of SCM going forward.   As I thought about it, the...

Insights from the SAPInsider

(By Patrick Green) It’s at an event like the SAP Insider or Sapphire/ASUG that you realize two things: The first thing you notice is just how big the SAP Community and ecosystem is.  The sheer number of customers, clients, consultants, vendors and other resources connected to SAP...