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Supply Chain Optimization in Process Manufacturing Requires More Than Analytics

Published: 09 April 2014

ID: G00259600

Analyst(s): Paul Lord


Supply chain optimization requires more than prescriptive analytics that maximize an objective function. This research provides insights for the supply chain leader on the need for aligned incentives, managed constraints and decision governance to fully capture the value of supply chain analytics.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Align Supply Network Design With Demand and Strategy
    • Reference Research
  • Understand and Manage Constraints
    • Reference Research
  • Define and Enable Decisions
    • Reference Research
  • Align Decision and Performance Management
    • Reference Research

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