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Rethink Span of Control for Greater Supply Chain Impact

Published: 20 May 2015

ID: G00272472

Analyst(s): Ken Chadwick


Leading supply chain organizations use span of control to regulate the tension between global scale and local agility. CSCOs and heads of COEs should use this research to guide modeling efforts for their supply chain organization designs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Adjust How You Manage Span of Control to Balance Global Scale and Local Agility
    • Use Core Functions and Capabilities to Scale the Business
    • Link the Supply Chain With Bridge Functions and Capabilities
    • Remain Agile With Local Operations Functions
  • Link Your Span of Control to Your Core Organization Platform
  • Use Proximity to Your Advantage

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