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Design Four Layers Into Your Organization Structure for a More Effective Supply Chain

Published: 06 August 2015

ID: G00275878

Analyst(s): Ken Chadwick


Successful supply chains have four distinct layers of organization, each focused on a set of critical activities. Chief supply chain officers and heads of COEs should use this research as they begin the journey toward a more effective supply chain organizational structure.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Deploy Governing Positions, Teams and Councils to Frame, Align and Distribute Decision-Making Authority
  • Mobilize Roles and Teams Focused on Adapting the Supply Chain to Drive Change and Innovation
  • Use Roles and Teams in the Orchestration Layer to Link Together End-to-End Supply Chain Outcomes
  • Organize Execution-Focused Positions, Teams and Departments to Drive Functional Excellence and Operational Outcomes

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