Gartner Research

Due Diligence When Selecting a Supply Chain Consultant Will Ensure Project Success

Published: 20 February 2014

ID: G00258734

Analyst(s): Michael Dominy , Dana Stiffler

Summary

Selecting a supply chain consultant is a highly complex matter, since every company's situation and project requirements are unique. Supply chain executives must embrace these best practices to avoid missteps that can result in failed projects, excess spending or both.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Know Thyself
  • Get to a Shortlist
  • Build the RFP
    • Two Types of Information Make Up an RFP
    • Clients Don't Spend Enough Time Addressing the First Piece of the RFP
    • The Second Major Portion of the RFP Needs to Be Precise and Targeted
  • The Bottom Line

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