Gartner Research

Optimizing Business Performance With Supply Chain Analytics

Published: 28 January 2013

ID: G00247804

Analyst(s): Noha Tohamy

Summary

Leading companies are relying on supply chain analytics to support fact-based decision support that optimizes performance across every supply chain process. Here are some best practices to optimize your enterprise's use of analytics.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Use Attribute-Based Forecasting to Support More Successful New Product Launches
  • Employ Supplier Risk Management to Improve Overall Supply Chain Resiliency
  • Calculate an Aftermarket Product Reliance Score to Help Improve Customer Service
  • Use a Statistical Component-to-Product Attach Rate to Help Translate Demand Forecast to Supply Requirements in Highly Configured Product Environments
  • Realize That the Dynamic Propagation of Updated Demand Signals Ensures Better Inventory Positioning Along the Extended Supply Chain
  • Understand That the Wider Adoption of Supply Chain Analytics Will Uncover New Use Cases

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