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Overcoming the Top Five Challenges Facing Supply Chain Planning Organizations

Published: 02 May 2011

ID: G00212481

Analyst(s): Noha Tohamy


Robust supply chain planning is a critical prerequisite to building demand-driven value networks. Leaders discuss the best practices they employed to cope with five common challenges facing their planning organizations.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Challenge 1: Determining the Optimal Level of Centralized Leadership
  • Challenge 2: Finding and Cultivating Capable Planning Talent
  • Challenge 3: Achieving ROI in Technology Solutions
  • Challenge 4: Setting the Level of Planners' Internal and External Collaboration
  • Challenge 5: Aligning the Planning Process With the Needs of Unique Supply Chain Segments
  • A Clear Focus on Continuous Improvement

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