Gartner Research

Agenda Overview for Core Supply Chain, 2014

Published: 03 January 2014

ID: G00259026

Analyst(s): William McNeill


Excellence in and across key supply chain functional domains builds an integrated foundation to improve performance and enable end-to-end orchestration. Supply chain leaders can use this agenda to structure their strategies and tactics to achieve functional excellence.

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Key Issues

  • How do companies manage and align their global, regional and local logistics capabilities with their overall supply chain and business strategies?
  • How will organizations implement sourcing processes, methodologies and technology applications to improve business performance and value?
  • How will organizations implement service processes, methodologies and systems to improve business performance?
  • What are the best practices in managing product innovation, product portfolios, and new product development and launch?
  • What are the best practices in supply chain planning (including demand planning, supply planning and inventory planning)?
  • What are the best practices in functional excellence in manufacturing, including shop-floor control?

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