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Apply These Essential Factors When Designing a Global Logistics Organization

Published: 20 August 2015

ID: G00274526

Analyst(s): Ken Chadwick, Greg Aimi


Logistics executives are searching for a global logistics organizational design that balances peak operational performance, optimal cost and strategic growth objectives. Use these essential factors to kick-start successful logistics organization design initiatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Prepare for Your Organizational Design Initiatives by Understanding How Current Logistics Maturity Levels Will Determine the Nature and Magnitude of Organizational Change
  • Consider Four Key Principles to Ensure Logistics Organizational Design Is Aligned to the Business and Structured to Deliver the Outcomes the Business Requires
    • Context
    • Governance
    • Infrastructure and Resources
    • People and Talent
  • Assess Your Organization's Regional Needs; Don't Assume a One-Size-Fits-All Approach Will Work Everywhere

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