Over the past few years, it seems as though everything in supply chain needs to be “agile.” However, is agility something organizations can achieve or is it just another buzzword? This report explores the term “agile” in the context of supply chain management. Gartner conducted the Supply Chain Agility Survey, gathering over 750 responses around the world. This research report points to four key principles of supply chain agility:

  • Collaboration with trading partners
  • Agile-related people mindset and skills
  • Increases in supply, and demand visibility
  • Sustainability

While most supply chain organizations consider these principles critical to achieving agility, collaboration and sustainability are the principles that specifically differentiate leaders in supply chain agility from all other companies.

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