Gartner Research

Buy, Build or Outsource an Advanced Supply Chain Analytics Solution? Five Questions to Answer

Published: 13 August 2015

ID: G00278182

Analyst(s): Noha Tohamy


This research presents supply chain strategists with five questions to decide whether to build, buy or outsource a supply chain analytics solution. Decision factors include speed to deployment, customization and available analytical resources.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Is There an Off-the-Shelf Solution That Meets — Fully or to a Large Extent — Your Current Analytical Needs?
  • Can the Outsourced Service Provider Guarantee Experienced Resources and the Desired Knowledge Transfer to In-House Resources?
  • Which Solution Model Will Support the Organization's Desired Level of Innovation Capabilities?
  • How Much Autonomy Does the Organization Desire in Using, Maintaining and Enhancing the Analytics Solution?
  • Does the Organization Have the Appropriate Talent to Support the "Buy," "Build" or "Outsource" Model?

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