The Gartner Framework for Developing a Demand-Driven Global Logistics Strategy


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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.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • The Demand-Driven Basics
    • The Differences in Demand-Driven Logistics
      • Vertical Industries and Business-Specific Characteristics Affect Logistics Strategy Development
    • Aligning Logistics to Demand-Driven Strategies
      • Become Market-Driven
      • Drive Innovation in Products and Services
      • Build Value in Supply Networks
      • Orchestrating the Demand-Driven Response
    • A Framework and Maturity Model for Aligning Logistics With the Demand-Driven Transformation
      • Logistics and the Value Chain Transformation
      • The Four Stages of Maturity of the Logistics Components
    • The Elements of Success
  • Recommended Reading
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