Design an Effective Logistics Strategy With This Guide to Maturity Principles

Published: 31 May 2017 ID: G00328736


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Supply chain leaders responsible for logistics strategies often struggle with how to develop the logistics function. This guide to maturity principles offers real-world examples to help you leverage Gartner's maturity model and self-assessment, and empower your strategy formulation process.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • What Is Logistics Maturity?
    • Understand the Five-Stage Logistics Maturity Model and Assess the 10 Critical Capabilities of Logistics Excellence Before Commencing With Strategy Design
      • Strategic Capabilities โ€” Goal/Culture, Technology and Organization
      • Functional Capabilities โ€” Visibility, Performance Measures, Process Focus and Logistics Outsourcing
      • Operational Capabilities โ€” International Logistics, Warehousing and Transport
    • Select a Strategic Goal Appropriate to Your Organization's Maturity Level and Use It to Define a Long-Term Vision for the Function
      • Functional Alignment (Stages 1 and 2): Scale the Logistics Function to Reduce Costs
      • Cross-Functional Integration (Stage 3): Integrate Internally to Optimize Supply Chain Efficiency
      • Stakeholder Value Delivery (Stages 4 and 5): Collaborate Externally to Create Value
    • Case Studies
      • Functional Alignment (Stages 1 and 2): A Consumer Products Company Scales to Reduce Costs
      • Cross-Functional Integration (Stage 3): A Chemical Multinational Integrates Internally to Optimize Supply Chain Efficiency
      • Stakeholder Value Delivery (Stages 4 and 5): A Leading High-Tech Company Collaborates Externally to Deliver Value
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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