Gartner Research

CP Supply Chain Leaders Succeed by Standing Up to Challenges

Published: 15 May 2013

ID: G00252536

Analyst(s): Jan Kohler

Summary

Leading consumer products supply chains are building and demonstrating capabilities that put them out in front of the pack. Supply chain leaders in the rest of the CP industry would advance by following these trends.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The drive for growth and differentiation resulting in expanded product portfolios is steering CP leaders to optimize supply chain complexity
  • The increased need for improved service with less inventory in the supply network is driving CP leaders to better align the supply response with demand
  • The growing need to improve supply chain capabilities is pressing CP leaders to elevate key enablers such as risk management, sustainability and supply chain talent development

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