Apply the Five-Stage Maturity Model to Drive Logistics Excellence Within the Supply Chain

Foundational Refreshed: 07 September 2017 | Published: 25 August 2014 ID: G00265765

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This five-stage logistics maturity model is a guide for logistics executives to assess their organization's current capabilities, to articulate a plan for change and to support the development of a future-state vision for their logistics capabilities within the greater supply chain organization.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Understand What Logistics Means for Your Business
    • Use Gartner's Maturity Model to Improve Your Logistics Capability
    • Determine Your Stage Based on Different Dimensions of Maturity
    • Develop a Plan to Move From One Stage to the Next
      • First Step: Assess Your Current Capabilities
      • Moving From Stage 1 to Stage 2
      • Moving From Stage 2 to Stage 3
      • Moving From Stage 3 to Stage 4
      • Moving From Stage 4 to Stage 5
    • Shift Your Emphasis, Depending on the Maturity Stage
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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