Gartner Research

Business Case to Reduce Product Structure Complexity in Consumer Products

Published: 03 November 2014

ID: G00263249

Analyst(s): Jan Kohler

Summary

Lack of product structure governance and simplification drives up cost and complexity as portfolios in consumer products companies continue to expand. This research provides supply chain leads with insights to begin building the business case for reducing the impact of product structure complexity.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Analyze Product Structures for Standardization Opportunities
  • Analyze Varieties of Raw and Packing Materials by Category for Reuse Opportunities
  • Analyze Supplier Sources by Material Category
  • Build the Business Case for Standardization in Product Structures, Materials and Sources
    • Step 1: Determine the Scope of the Business Case
    • Step 2: Gather the Data
    • Step 3: Analyze the Impact Opportunity
    • Step 4: Formulate and Present the Business Case

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.