Recording webinar SCM IT Subway Map Europe 2021

Recording webinar

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain management is at the top of the management board’s priority list, second only to employee safety. Most companies have been hit hard on both the supply side and the demand side, and have discovered that their software systems aren’t actually able to cope. As a result, according to our own survey of 106 European supply chain directors conducted in June 2020, 45% of manufacturing companies in Europe intend to invest in Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) applications and 40% in end-to-end supply chain visibility.

Many companies searching for a suitable software solution make the major mistake of focusing mainly on the functions and features of applications. This usually leads to an ever-increasing list of desired functionalities in a Request For Proposal (RFP), which is then sent as an endless spreadsheet to a fairly random list of software vendors they know.

To ensure a thorough software selection process, it’s crucial to consult as many independent sources as possible. For example, the SCM IT Subway Map Europe provides a comprehensive and independent (i.e. non-paid) overview of most of the software vendors that have already proven themselves with successful implementations in the European market. Out of all the search criteria in software selection, the most important one is actually maturity – both of the software vendors being considered and of the company conducting the search.


  • Martijn Lofvers, Founder & Chief Trendwatcher at Supply Chain Media
  • Hans van der Drift, Partner at Involvation

Missed the webinar?

The recorded webinar is available on the YouTube channel of Supply Chain Movement. The slide deck is available for download below.

Download: Slide deck SCM IT Subway Map Europe 2021

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