Gartner Research

Design an Effective Logistics Strategy by Developing an Understanding of Maturity Principles

Published: 30 June 2015

ID: G00276406

Analyst(s): James Lisica

Summary

Many companies struggle with how to optimize the logistics function. This research uses real-world examples to show heads of logistics how understanding their functional maturity is one of the critical factors to designing an effective strategy.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • What Is Logistics Maturity?
    • Use Gartner's Maturity Model to Empower Your Own Logistics Strategy Design Process
  • Use the Maturity Model to Define a Strategic Goal for Your Logistics Strategy
  • Case Studies
    • Functional Alignment (Stages 1 and 2): A Consumer Products Company Scales to Reduce Costs
    • Cross-Functional Integration (Stage 3): A Chemical Multinational Integrates Internally to Optimize Supply Chain Efficiency
    • Stakeholder Value Delivery (Stages 4 and 5): A Leading High-Tech Company Collaborates Externally to Deliver Value

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