Gartner Research

Targeted Supply Chain Segmentation Examples by Function

Published: 09 December 2014

ID: G00272196

Analyst(s): Jennifer Loveland


This research provides examples of supply chain segmentation to assist heads of supply chain functions, strategy and centers of excellence in applying segmentation as a tactic to efficiently handle complexity.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Define the Why, What and Where for Your Supply Chain Segments
  • Segment Based on Characteristics Relevant to Supply Chain
  • Determine Whether Your Supply Chain Segments Are End-to-End or Targeted by Function or Process

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