Gartner Research

Six Strategies Can Turn Retailers Into Supply Chain Leaders

Published: 24 May 2013

ID: G00250863

Analyst(s): Mike Griswold, Kevin Sterneckert

Summary

This research explores six best practices that retailers from the Supply Chain Top 25 are applying to improve return on assets, growth and inventory turns. Leaders of merchandising, operations and supply chain teams can use this insight to improve their supply chain maturity and performance.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Determine Your Demand-Driven Maturity
  • Actively Pursue Demand-Driven Maturity
    • Reacting
    • Anticipating
    • Collaborating
    • Orchestrating
  • Evaluate and Grow Talent Strategically
  • Expand the Span of Control of the Supply Chain
  • Pursue Supply Chain Sustainability
  • Integrate MIOE to Align Planning and Execution Activities

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