Gartner Research

Supply Chain Partnering to Improve Costs and Innovation Primer for 2015

Published: 17 July 2015

ID: G00280979

Analyst(s): William McNeill


Gartner's 2015 research will help supply chain executives forge strategic partnerships to improve business results, create a more robust and agile supply chain, and encourage innovation. Example partner areas include consultants, service providers, suppliers and third-party logistics providers.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • What are the best practices in selecting, managing and working with supply chain consultants and business process service providers?
    • How do we manage the supply base and align our supply strategy to the overall business strategy?

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  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading

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