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Develop Your Global Strategy for Logistics Excellence With Gartner's Three-Step Approach

Published: 11 June 2015

ID: G00275955

Analyst(s): James Lisica


By analyzing 25 of the world's leading organizations' approaches to logistics strategy design, Gartner documented three steps to prepare for, design and communicate a logistics strategy. Heads of logistics can use this approach to create their own strategy for excellence.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Step No. 1: Prepare for Strategy Design by Understanding the Five Key Success Factors Leaders Use
    • Develop a Strong Understanding of Maturity-Based Principles
    • Focus on a Complete Set of Logistics Capabilities
    • Obtain a Granular, Accurate and Segmented Benchmark of the Global Logistics Function
    • Select a Strategy Design Methodology That Complements the Organization's Supply Chain Culture
    • Formulate a Cascading, Cohesive — Yet Segmented — Strategy Development Plan
  • Step No. 2: Design Segmented Strategic Roadmaps That Target the Appropriate Strategic Goal and Clearly Outline the Gap in Your Current Capabilities
  • Step No. 3: Execute Using a Detailed "Strategy Deck" to Align Stakeholders, Communicate the Optimization Plan and Improve the Governance of the Outcomes Across the Organization

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