Gartner Research

Nine Actions to Improve Your Supply Chain Strategy and Organization in Consumer Products

Published: 01 April 2015

ID: G00275658

Analyst(s): Steven Steutermann


This research provides insight on nine actions strategy leaders can take to improve "supply chain strategy and organization." It is based on more than 20 self-assessments by consumer products companies using Gartner's seven-dimension DDVN framework.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Overview of the Seven Dimensions
    • Strategy and Organization
    • Product Life Cycle Management
    • Supply Network Design
    • Supply Chain Governance
    • Supply Operations
    • Customer Fulfillment
    • Demand Management
  • Self-Assessment Scoring Results in Consumer Products
    • Summary of Self-Assessment Findings


  • Improve Your Strategy and Organization Capabilities
    • Develop a Formal Annual and Strategic Business Planning Process
    • Mature Your S&OP Capability
    • Align E2E Metrics
    • Develop and Align on a Customer Segmentation Strategy
    • Develop and Mature Your COE Capability
    • Invest in Customer Logistics Talent and Development
    • Develop a Supplier Strategy
    • Invest in CTD Understanding
    • Establish a CSR Platform

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