6 The planning process needs to include many different scenarios to ensure a

6 the planning process needs to include many

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6. The planning process needs to include many different scenarios to ensure a robust solution. 7. Consider hybrid solutions to ensure low-cost, high level customer service. 8. Models and analysis mean nothing without implementation. 9. Optimized supply chains minimize inefficiencies. 10. The answer is in the data. It is necessary that each aspect of the operation is fully aligned to business strategy and goals and to use these 10 guidelines as a roadmap combining sound business management practices with the newest technologies and tools as a path to success [Kos11]. With the change of corporate ownerships occurring today, companies get proactive and conduct evaluations of new versus previous supply chain networks[Joh09]. This will give managers the opportunity to make some needed changes prior to a major impact. What aspects of information technology do you need to incorporate into your supply chain network? When new technology is used it can help increase customer service, reduce costs, and streamline supply chains [Har05]. The key behind information technology is having it implemented correctly. I think as we
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