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Digital transformation strategy is about rethinking a company's processes to integrate digital technology in all appropriate areas to: gain efficiency, optimize collaboration, accelerate execution and enhance customer satisfaction.

The success of such a project depends on the involvement of all stakeholders and the use of appropriate digital technologies. This includes the selection of logistics software tailored to the needs of your supply chain, as well as project management, software integration and change management.

The efficiency of your supply chain software is limited by the ability to process information. Whether it is to highlight the value of human work by:

This also involves measuring the efficiency of your operations, digital transformation is a must for the coming years. It's a real industrial revolution.


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Digital strategy
Digital audit
Supply chain software selection
Project management and software integration
Digital strategy

A digital supply chain strategy is a comprehensive plan that uses digital technologies and data to optimize and streamline the flow of goods, information, and resources throughout the entire supply chain.

The goal of a digital supply chain strategy is to improve efficiency, reduce costs, increase transparency and responsiveness, and ultimately drive business growth.

  1. Define your business goals and objectives.
  2. Analyze your competition and industry trends.
  3. Evaluate your current digital culture, organization, and capabilities.
  4. Develop a comprehensive plan for achieving your goals within your organization and within your departments (marketing, customer service, sales, operations, accounting, etc.)
  5. Set clear metrics for measuring success and regularly review and adjust your strategy as needed.
  6. Implement and execute the plan with dedicated resources and a set budget.
  7. Continuously monitor, analyze, and optimize your digital strategy.
Digital audit

The digital audit allows for an in-depth assessment of the technologies in place, the business processes, and the digital culture in order to paint a portrait of the digital maturity of the company.

At the end of the mandate, digital initiatives in line with the strategy and business objectives are proposed in the form of an action plan to guide the company in its digital transformation.

  1. Understanding of the business needs and objectives
  2. Analysis of the current business processes and systems architecture
  3. Identification of operational inefficiencies
  4. Search for innovative software solutions
  5. Recommendations based on industry best practices
  6. Definition of the future systems architecture
  7. Creation of a digital action plan
Supply chain software selection

The successful integration of new software first involves a preliminary selection phase, which must be based on: an in-depth analysis of the current processes and business needs, the functional requirements, and the business strategy, as well as an identification and a detailed evaluation of the solutions present on the market.

  1. Understanding of the operational needs
  2. Identification of the functional requirements
  3. Specification of the requirements
  4. Research and selection of solutions and suppliers
  5. Warehouse management systems of the Request for Proposal (RFP) process
  6. Analysis of the requests for proposals
  7. Solution demonstration coordination
  8. Enterprise resource planning
  9. Evaluation of the solutions
  10. Supplier selection
Project management and software integration

The implementation phase is crucial to the success of a digital transformation. Being supported by an expert allows you to minimize risks while ensuring that the project management and software integration are carried out according to best practices.

  1. Project management
  2. Support the operational team during the functional analysis, the configuration of the solution, the development of interfaces, and the testing of the solution
  3. Collaboration with the supplier during the training phase and change management
  4. Support during go-live and post go-live
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Frequently asked questions

Which system do I need?

The choice of an information system depends on the business needs of your company and the operational inefficiencies in your processes that you wish to address.

We will analyze your processes, your business needs as well as your current technological architecture in order to guide you towards the solution best adapted to your business context.

We are used to accompanying our clients in their selection and implementation of different systems to support your supply chain, including

1) The WMS, or Warehouse Management System, designed to govern warehouse operations and storage.
2) The TMS, or Transportation Management System, to plan, execute and optimize the transportation of goods.
3) The OMS, or Order Management System, used to manage the stages of the order life cycle such as inventory management, receiving, allocation, processing and return of orders.
4) The YMS, or Yard Management System, used to coordinate and supervise the means of transportation at the loading or unloading sites.




What are the costs associated with an implementation?

The costs associated with an implementation depend on two main factors:

1) Software costs, which are related to, among other things, the number of users, the type of user, the functions of the system, and the type of system. They can range from a few hundred dollars to over a hundred thousand dollars per month.
2) Implementation costs, which are associated with the professional services required for the implementation and which cover, as an indication, the required configurations and integrations. They are generally in the order of 1.5 to 2.5 times the cost of the software.




How long does it take to implement?

Implementation time will depend on the solution chosen and the scope of the project. It is important to note that the involvement of the internal team will have a great impact on the speed of execution and the success of the project.

As an indication, the implementation time can range from a few weeks to several months.




How to choose the right implementation partner?

Choosing the right partner is essential, since he or she will accompany you not only during the implementation but also throughout the system's life cycle.

Here are some factors to consider:

-Professionalism and availability
-Technical support offered
-References from active clients
-Expertise in your sector of activity
-Financial stability and number of years in business




How can you ensure a successful implementation of a new information system?

Fully understand the current situation, collect baseline data, build a detailed business case, build a detailed project plan and put in place an experienced implementation team (PMO).

Free up the time of your project resources to deliver a solution that meets your needs. Involve and adequately train the users of the solution to ensure effective change management.
Do not neglect the re-engineering phase of the current processes and the identification of the business needs of future processes.
Develop a contingency plan, be aware that not everything goes according to plan and prepare for identified risks in advance.
Make sure you have a good communication plan with the work teams as well as the support of the executive team.




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