The best supply chains have all been developed from a position of superior knowledge. To plan and execute the optimum supply chain you need to map out the complete environment within which it must exist.
When Needs, Markets, Supply Models and Capabilities are mapped they need to be analysed to understand the potential opportunities, benefits and risks, and the capabilities required to deliver them.
Supply Chain transformation is the delivery of the benefits identified. It can be a sequence of small tactical steps, or a more structural and strategic change to deliver optimum performance.
Automating the Order/Receive/Pay cycle not only removes unproductive effort, but used well it can improve control and provide excellent management information to support management operationally.