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Supply Chain Management Software in Canada

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Companies are increasingly acknowledging the need to implement software solutions to optimize their operations and create an infrastructure to support their growth.

 

The projects

Functional analysis
Software selection
Technology/Automation selection and integration
Software integration
Diagnosis of solutions (Digital audit)
Digital Audit 4.0
Functional analysis

Analyzing current business processes and highlighting functional needs. Developing specifications, operational impact study, cost/benefit analysis of the implementation of logistics information systems, organization and training of resources, and presentation to executive team.

 

Software selection

Defining needs, establishing an evaluation grid and identifying potential suppliers. Selecting an optimal solution based on pre-established parameters. Qualified assistance in the choice of the supplier.

 

Technology/Automation selection and integration

Identifying needs and establishing an evaluation grid. Identifying and evaluating potential suppliers. Selecting the optimal technologies: voice recognition, RFID, radio frequency, pick-to-light. Analyzing the pre-qualification process and assisting in the selection of the supplier. Managing the project for the implementation of the technologies.

 

Software integration

Establishing an optimal business process, detailed functional analysis for the development, analysis and follow-up of specific developments required, testing and training on the new software. Loading of operational data and start-up assistance.

 

Diagnosis of solutions (Digital audit)

Mapping of processes and software solutions used, performance evaluation, data qualification and accuracy, skills management and user training structure, gap analysis with best practices and available solutions, recommendations for modifications and integration of new versions and solutions.

 

Digital Audit 4.0

Carrying out a diagnosis and a digital plan by an accredited expert in the Digital Audit 4.0 approach based on your 25 most important internal processes.

For more information on the government's Audit 4.0 program, visit the following link: https://www.investquebec.com/quebec/en/financial-products/all-our-solutions/Concerted-temporary-action-program-for-businesses.html

 

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Frequently asked questions

Which system do I need?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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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