Gartner Research

Supply Chain Network Design to Optimize Costs and Service Primer for 2015

Published: 15 July 2015

ID: G00279893

Analyst(s): Jennifer Loveland , Stan Aronow , Paul Lord , Simon Jacobson


Chief supply chain officers must design and align supply chain networks to support cost, service and growth objectives. Gartner's existing tools, and planned and future research help CSCOs and their teams embrace best practices for supply chain network design.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How do we design and leverage the network to meet the business goals?
    • What are the best practices in make-vs.-buy decisions and shoring strategies?
    • What are best practices in inventory and working capital management?
    • How do we reduce procurement, logistics and manufacturing spending?

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  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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