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A Balanced Approach to Supply Chain Innovation Allows High-Tech Organizations to Sustain Competitive Advantage

Published: 02 April 2015

ID: G00276536

Analyst(s): Virginia Howard

Summary

Leading high-tech CSCOs are moving one step closer to exploiting both the epic potential and the increased complexity that digital technology presents by balancing their investments in open innovation initiatives with centralized innovation resources.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Develop an Innovation Strategy That Balances Tapping Into Creativity, Knowledge and Proprietary Interests From Distributed Resources With Support From a Centralized Team to Build Sustainable Innovative Capability
  • Craft Ideation Challenges and Innovation Frameworks to Drive Creativity and Engagement From Resources Distributed Across Your Supply Chain Ecosystem
  • Consider Staffing a Center of Innovation Excellence to Strengthen Innovation Best Practices, Training and Incubation

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