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Buying Supply Chain Network Optimization Software: 8 Key Factors

May 14, 2020 | By Shannon Kearns

The supply chain network optimization software space has grown significantly over the last several years, as advanced analytics and digitization of supply chains have matured. As recently as five years ago, there was one major player in the network design space: Llamasoft. Whether you were a consulting firm or a manufacturing company, Llamasoft was the go-to vendor. 

But times have changed, and the once LLamasoft-saturated network design solution space now has several top-performing analytics companies that should be considered during buying cycles.

Significant changes have occurred in supply chain technology over the last several years, including a push for end-to-end visibility, tighter integration with finance, rapid scenario analysis, and more. These are all factors that need to be taken into consideration when evaluating supply chain network optimization vendors.

Because Llamasoft has been a leader for so long, people evaluating and purchasing this type of software don't have as clear of an understanding of what to look for, assuming they want to evaluate two or more vendors. For this reason, we've put together a short infographic that outlines 8 crucial factors that buyers should consider when searching for the best supply chain network optimization solution. 

If you find the infographic useful, you'll want to access the full 12-page PDF that walks you through, step-by-step, how to evaluate each of the 8 factors based on your business needs and goals. We hope that by the end of this, you're able to narrow down your vendor list and compile a well thought out request for information (RFI), as opposed to simply going with the most common player in the space.

Enjoy!

Supply Chain Network Optimization Buying Guide_Infographic

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