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Aligning Business Strategy, Supply Chain Segmentation and Supply Management Capabilities

Make Better Trade-Offs

Expert(s): Ray Barger Jr, Richard Adams, John Johnson

Supply chain strategy typically includes cost, speed and service trade-offs — ultimately leading to supply chain segmentation — which drives review of functional capabilities, execution processes and SLAs, and may result in strategic reconfiguration of the physical value network. Reconfiguration efforts can result in significant changes for supply management functional leaders, particularly when transformation requires performance changes from the company’s supply base.

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