Applying Gartner's Pace-Layered Application Strategy to Supply Chain Applications and Processes

Archived Published: 22 July 2011 ID: G00214453

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Gartner's Pace-Layered Application Strategy 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.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Introduction: The Scope of Supply Chain
    • What Is Pace Layering?
    • What Is Connective Tissue?
    • Supply Chain Applications
    • Classifying Supply Chain Applications to the Right Pace Layer
      • Questions to Identify Systems of Innovation
      • Questions to Identify Systems of Differentiation
      • Questions to Identify Systems of Record
    • Applying Pace Layering to Supply Chain
      • "Deliver" a Pace-Layering Example
      • "Make" a Pace-Layering Example: Global Quality Extending Into Systems of Differentiation and Innovation
      • SLM Example
      • Sustainable Business Systems Example
    • Recommendations for Supply Chain Pace Layers
      • Guidance for Systems of Innovation
      • Guidance for Systems of Differentiation
      • Guidance for Systems of Record
    • Applications Frequently Migrate Between Layers
    • New Applications Should Be Classified at the Point of Conception
    • Conclusion
  • Recommended Reading
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