Gartner Research

Where's Your One-Pager? Building a Supply Chain Strategy Map

Published: 27 February 2015

ID: G00274008

Analyst(s): Jennifer Loveland , Jane Barrett , Dana Stiffler

Summary

Good business communication is brief and compelling. Today's supply chains are sprawling and complex. For CSCOs and heads of supply chain strategy, communicating supply chain's business value and priorities clearly to peers, executives and the board of directors is an invaluable skill.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Ensure That Your Supply Chain Message Is Aligned With Your Company's Corporate Vision, Mission and Strategy
  • Combine Vision and Pragmatism to Appeal to the Broadest Set of Stakeholders
  • Embrace the Bimodal Nature of Today's Supply Chain Organization — Efficiency and Innovation Are Competitive Requirements
  • Limit Focus to Three to Five Key Strategic Priorities; This Is a Huge Aid to Clarity

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