Gartner Research

What Is Supply Chain Segmentation?

Published: 11 June 2015

ID: G00272641

Analyst(s): Jennifer Loveland


Supply chains face the never-ending challenge to balance growth, efficiency and increasing complexity. Leading heads of supply chain functions, strategies and centers of excellence are focusing the decades-old tactic of segmentation to effectively manage complexity.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • One Process Trying to Fill Many Needs
  • Use Segmentation to Divide, Conquer and Satisfy
  • Defining Supply Chain Segmentation
  • 'Relevant Behavior Change You Can Sustain' Leads to Successful Supply Chain Segmentation
  • Make Segmentation a Repeatable Capability

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