Overcoming the Top Five Challenges Facing Supply Chain Planning Organizations



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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.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Challenge 1: Determining the Optimal Level of Centralized Leadership
    • Challenge 2: Finding and Cultivating Capable Planning Talent
    • Challenge 3: Achieving ROI in Technology Solutions
    • Challenge 4: Setting the Level of Planners' Internal and External Collaboration
    • Challenge 5: Aligning the Planning Process With the Needs of Unique Supply Chain Segments
    • A Clear Focus on Continuous Improvement
  • Recommended Reading
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