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The People Factor: Accelerating Supply Chain Transformation Through Education
This article summarizes the findings from a study of why customers failed to attain the full value potential of their SCM projects. Most SCM projects continue

investigate people  the study was to investigate why customers failed to attain the full value potential of their SCM projects. As part of the remedy, an innovative SCM concepts education program was rolled out to a small group of customers. While the program was instrumental to overcoming change management challenges within customer organizations, the initiative floundered because there was no consensus within the vendor organization to continue the program. The goal of this article is to discuss these observations and shar

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Recruitment and Staffing

Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis. It covers criteria such as Organization Structures and Modeling, Corporate Branding, Sourcing, Applicant Tracking, Assessment and Selection, Governance and Compliance, Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Portal, Recruitment Analytics and Reporting, and Product Technology. 

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