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Gartner’s Cost Optimization Playbook for Manufacturing Operations

A framework and top actions for supply chain leaders

Analyst(s): Simon Jacobson, Paul Lord, Kamala Raman, Rick Franzosa, Sam New, Ken Ruggles

Supply chain plays a crucial role in cost optimization for the business, extending across functional silos and financial reporting conventions to make conscious trade-offs in the configuration and operation of supply networks. The comprehensive nature of supply chain cost optimization illustrated within this framework can and should be applied to any supply chain strategy, with priorities and specific tactics varying based on the details of the business, products and market dynamics.

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