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The 2014 Gartner CEO and Senior Executive Survey: What the Executive Focus on Growth and Digital Business Means for Supply Chain Organizations

Published: 14 May 2014

ID: G00263079

Analyst(s): Dana Stiffler


In supply-chain-intensive industries, CEOs currently prioritize global growth over cost savings at a 5x multiplier. Supply chain leaders must ensure that their initiatives are seen by executives as engines for growth, while serving as the primary guardians of profitability, efficiency and quality.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • With CEOs placing a high priority on growth, the CSCO will take on dual roles of growth partner and operational caretaker
  • IT as strategic differentiator is at the forefront of CEO priorities — notably, digital capabilities and technology that tracks and optimizes value chains — spurring CSCOs to adopt advanced technology
  • Talent is the biggest constraint that CEOs face in meeting their objectives; CSCOs can leverage this to get investment in talent
  • Survey Methodology

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