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How to Choose the Right Organizational Model for Your Supply Chain Analytics Centers of Excellence

Published: 16 July 2014

ID: G00262327

Analyst(s): Noha Tohamy


The need to transition to a fact-based decision-making culture that relies on data and analytics has driven many supply chain organizations to create dedicated analytics groups. Here, we discuss the most common models for placing a supply chain analytics center of excellence in the organization.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Balance the Need for Scale, Business Intimacy and Knowledge Transfer in Selecting a Supply Chain Analytics Organizational Model
  • Analyzing the Array of Supply Chain Analytics Organizational Models
    • Model 1: Supply Chain Analytics Competency Resides in Business Units
    • Model 2: Hybrid Model: The Supply Chain Analytics Competencies Reside in Both Business Units and in the Supply Chain
    • Model 3: Supply Chain Analytics Center of Excellence Resides in a Centralized Supply Chain Organization
    • Model 4: The Enterprise Analytics Group Serves Supply Chain Analytics Needs
    • Model 5: Hybrid Model: Available Resources in the Enterprise Analytics Group and a Supply Chain Analytics Center of Excellence in the Supply Chain
  • Five Models, but a Wide Array of Choices

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