Whether you need to overhaul an enterprise-wide resource planning tool, or investigate and procure a new technology, the problems and challenges you will face are largely the same. Clarity around the skills and processes that keep the current technology operating efficiently is essential, and can be developed through clear and precise swim-lane style process maps.
Whether you need to overhaul an enterprise-wide It is no longer effective to have separate systems such as Sales Order System, Materials Planning, Production Control and Invoicing/Accounts as separate islands. It is imperative that the flow of information be seamless in order to match the flow of the customer order.
This requires a clear blueprint for the information management system that enables your business. This is effectively a Digital Transformation of sorts. And although the title can be a little off-putting, and the techie conversations intimidating, essentially it just means taking the superb technology that is available and harnessing it to address your organisational challenges and take advantage of the opportunities that await.
Whether you are embarking on a technological transformation, a virtual enterprise transformation, or both – the same building blocks, principles and change management will be required. Put the customer at the centre, build the capability of your people and processes, and implement the coaching and behaviours required to accelerate change.
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