Gartner Research

Digital Business: Implications for CPOs and Supply Management Leaders

Published: 15 September 2014

ID: G00269926

Analyst(s): Richard Adams, Ray Barger Jr


As executive and supply chain leaders develop new strategies for the digital business era, CPOs must adapt, update and align their supply management vision, strategy, initiatives and metrics. The implications go beyond automation; they affect people, processes and technology.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Engage Other Supply Chain Functions and Product Design
  • Articulate How Supply Management Supports Digital Business
  • Anticipate Service and Agility Impacts on People, Processes and Tools
  • Assess the Scalability of Supply Management Processes and Applications or Future Digital Business Products and Services

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