Gartner Research

How Evolving Supply Chains Should Impact Your Organization Design

Published: 26 August 2014

ID: G00268144

Analyst(s): Ken Chadwick

Summary

Designing supply chain organizations to deliver on changing business needs requires a strategic approach. This research describes three impacts driving supply chain organization design change and recommends how chief supply chain officers can more effectively approach organization design.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The increasing scale, scope and complexity of global businesses and their supply chains is challenging supply chain leaders to rethink how they are organized to deliver on those challenges
  • Pressure to lower costs or for "quick action" is driving supply chain leaders to make drastic shifts in the organizational model as the "simple solution"
  • Complexity in supply chains is straining the skill sets of employees with roles and responsibilities designed for less mature organizations

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