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Best Practices for Developing a Pace-Layered Application Strategy for Supply Chain Management

Published: 13 March 2015

ID: G00273526

Analyst(s): C. Klappich , Christian Titze , Ray Barger Jr


Gartner's Pace-Layered Application Strategy provides the tools supply chain executives need to balance the imperatives of supply chain management applications and supported functions that keep the business moving, while responding to markets and business needs that are in a constant state of flux.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Understand Pace Layer Fundamentals
  • Follow a Step-by-Step Approach to Success With Your Pace Layer Models
    • Step 1: Document the Current-State Model
    • Step 2: Create the Future-State Model Linked to Process Maturities
    • Step 3: Consider the Connective Tissue
    • Step 4: Re-evaluate Your Pace Layers From Time to Time
  • Best-Practice Example: Applying Pace Layering to Your Sourcing Strategy
  • Best-Practice Example: Applying Pace Layering to Your E-Commerce Strategy

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