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Supply Chain Segmentation on the Increase, With High Tech Leading the Pack

Published: 15 April 2010

ID: G00175904

Analyst(s): Allen Johnson, Jane Barrett


Inquiries on segmentation are on the rise. They're usually about the segmentation of items, customers or suppliers as a tool to reduce complexity or costs. The leaders, however, are focusing on end-to-end supply chain segmentation as a way to optimize a profitable supply chain response to demand.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Talking Segmentation
  • Thinking Supply Chain Design
    • Efficiency
    • Responsiveness
    • Agility
  • An Approach to Executing Segmented Supply Response
    • Stage 1: Identify
    • Stage 2: Design
    • Stage 3: Execute

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