Gartner Research

Catalysts for Supply Chain Transformation

Published: 25 July 2013

ID: G00252831

Analyst(s): Steven Steutermann, Paul Lord , Michael Dominy , Ken Chadwick, Stan Aronow

Summary

Supply chain transformation requires a business-aligned supply chain strategy and change management prowess. This research reveals three key drivers of supply chain transformation and how supply chain leaders should respond to them.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • With growth strategies such as acquisitions, entry into emerging markets and globalization topping CEO priorities, supply chain organizations must deliver results while combatting the belief, by 51% of CEOs, that globalized supply chains have become dangerously complex and brittle
  • Complexity resulting from expanding product portfolios, technology innovations and rapidly changing customer requirements are forcing supply chain organizations to transform their operations
  • Competitors are innovating and leveraging technologies to deliver lower-cost alternatives, tailored products or differentiated services, challenging supply chain organizations to segment and reconfigure their supply chain operations

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