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Leading companies need sustainable, resilient supply chains that can support and drive profitability and industry leadership in the face of growing complexity and risk. Supply chain executives and leaders can use the following collection of research to move closer toward their goal of supply chain excellence.
15 July 2010
Since supply chain leaders are continuously maturing their demand-driven capabilities, Gartner provides companies with an updated set of cross-industry concepts, frameworks and strategies to help manufacturers implement the principles and realize the benefits of a demand-driven value network.
1 June 2011
Some new faces appear on this year's Supply Chain Top 25. We discuss the supply chain trends we're seeing, how the ranking unfolded for 2011 and where it's going in the future.
22 July 2011
A demand-driven enterprise is built on a strong, modular foundation of critical capabilities. We provide details on the foundational supply chain competencies for differentiation and competitiveness.
24 May 2011
Transformation of your supply chain is a change management journey that requires a continuous improvement mind-set and a carefully designed plan. This research describes the four imperatives that should be addressed before attempting to design and execute a transformation road map.
2 February 2011
Supply chain segmentation is operating distinctly different, end-to-end value chains optimized to deliver bottom-line value. Gartner presents findings from interviews with companies that have segmented supply responses to various customer demands.
1 November 2010
Volatile summary demand, erratic customer buying patterns, and full-throttle demand shaping create a perfect storm, requiring extreme agility in environments that often have long lead times. Never before has the need for mature S&OP been more important.
11 March 2011
Predictive analytics enable demand-driven value networks through segmentation, demand sensing and shaping, and profitable demand response.
2 May 2011
Robust supply chain planning is a critical prerequisite to building demand-driven value networks. Leaders discuss the best practices they employed to cope with five common challenges facing their planning organizations.
3 May 2011
Leading companies are using advanced supply chain network modeling practices and technologies to create more competitive supply chain networks. This research will help you understand how to best apply these practices appropriately within your organization.
25 May 2011
How mature is your sales and operations planning (S&OP) process? Retailers should use this Toolkit to assess S&OP maturity and understand steps to improve it.
9 February 2011
This research targets the CPO looking to increase procurement and the sourcing team's business impact. It defines a maturity continuum to assess the procurement organization's capabilities. This assessment facilitates a three- to five-year plan to increase the organization's capabilities.
28 March 2011
Supply chain executives require multitier supply chain visibility to reduce risk and inventory, and to improve delivery and the relationships between buyers and suppliers. Solutions are nascent, causing supply chains to build custom applications. Vendors have a prime revenue opportunity here.
17 February 2011
"Soft" sustainability initiatives and commitments won't cut it in today's marketplace. It's now tougher to compete, with consumers smarter and buyers more demanding. Gartner provides a list of trends to watch out for in 2011 to help supply chain managers get the upper hand.
30 June 2011
Supply chain segmentation is grounded in the ability to make the right performance trade-offs to produce the mix of value chain characteristics that customers value. We provide a framework to complete this analysis and align supply chain design, accordingly.
27 April 2011
Cloud computing, SaaS and global high-speed telecommunications that connect global workers and expanding services from a range of supply chain service providers make it difficult for executives to make decisions about using supply chain services and managing service providers.
28 September 2010
Supply chain and operational excellence goes hand in hand with holistic management of internal and external manufacturing capabilities in the product supply network. This research highlights the operational and organizational trends in managing these resources.
5 May 2011
The Hierarchy of Manufacturing Metrics helps companies connect manufacturing and supply chain performance to increase responsiveness, quality and efficiency by understanding the trade-offs between delivering a perfect order out of the plants and keeping costs in line.
18 October 2010
Manufacturing 2.0 offers a new approach to integrating manufacturing operations to support the agility goals of a demand-driven value network.
1 August 2011
There's a renewed interest in asset management by demand-driven organizations as they strive to become more responsive and agile. However, recognition of the importance of excellence in asset management doesn't automatically translate into improved performance.
27 July 2011
Globalization is extracting more demands on manufacturers' abilities to achieve growth and profitability, and meet performance objectives. This Hype Cycle reflects how these priorities are influencing product life cycle management and manufacturing operations software trends.
10 March 2011
Logistics has traditionally been viewed as a tactical execution function, but some companies are now leveraging logistics capability as part of end-to-end business strategies. This research provides a set of cross-industry concepts, frameworks and maturity models to help achieve alignment.
30 March 2011
Political turmoil across the Middle East and Northern Africa and the aftereffects of an environmental disaster in Japan highlight how more than just supply/demand mismatches can cause widespread instability that cripples supply chain organizations.
16 March 2011
Partnering with a third-party logistics provider includes physical and information services, so information technology organizations must participate in evaluating and selecting third-party logistics partners.
30 March 2011
Companies must integrate global trade management and oversight into the overall demand-driven, global logistics strategy. This ensures that desired customer outcomes are met in a cost-effective manner, while reducing complexity and risk.
30 March 2011
Companies struggle to get a cohesive, outside-in view of their customers' experience of their supply chains. In this research, we discuss what leading companies are doing to gain such a perspective and engage in joint value creation with their customers.
7 April 2011
This research presents Gartner's current sales and operations planning maturity model to help IT organizations identify the challenges of the different stages and support their business partners in developing their sales and operations planning process and technology road maps.
25 October 2010
Maximized sustainable corporate performance requires not just information enabled business process but clear linkages between key sustainable business functions and related value-adding activities.
30 June 2011
Supply chains rely heavily on the information technologies that enable them; in a high-quality supply chain, evolving the IT organization relationship is essential.
24 March 2011
Gartner's fourth annual supply chain survey indicates renewed optimism in acquiring and deploying supply chain software. Vendors and investors should leverage this report to understand the key supply chain management business and technology issues affecting organizations.
22 July 2011
Gartner's pace layered model can help supply chain organizations develop an effective, flexible and innovative business strategy. Use this model to deconstruct the body of applications in your infrastructure and to develop a long-term, dynamic technology plan that fully leverages IT investments.