Imagine that you are the CIO of a global private sector manufacturing company that has entered into a business relationship with a logistics company to provide outbound logistics services from your manufacturing plants to distributors’ warehouses across the globe.
Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper that identifies and discusses factors to be considered in your IT organization and in your partner’s organization to integrate your outbound inventory system for finished widgets with the partner’s logistics system.
Consider at least the following factors:
Business case: value derived from the partnership, such as financial benefits, time to market, and availability
Cultural: in the organization, with external partners, and so forth
IT: flexibility, infrastructure compatibility, service levels, and so forth
Managerial: management focus and attention
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.