Gartner Research

Establish Four Strategy Foundations Before Pursuing Supply Chain Transformation

Published: 11 March 2013

ID: G00232096

Analyst(s): Stan Aronow , Paul Lord , Matthew Davis


Many companies have good strategic visions, but fail to convert plans into sustainable improvements. Supply chain strategy leaders can use this research to define, assess and implement the four foundational capabilities of a long-term strategy program.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Focus on Three: Identify Requirements for Sustainable Change
    • Recommendations
  • Fix the Gap: Integrate Decision Making Through Its Interdependencies
    • Recommendations
  • Formalize the Structure: Effectively Govern Strategy
    • Recommendations
  • Fund and Follow: Centralize Strategy to Synchronize Change Management Resources
    • Recommendations

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