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Innovation Insight for Solution-Centric Supply Chain

Published: 09 November 2015

ID: G00291792

Analyst(s): Virginia Howard

Summary

High-tech businesses are no longer relying on proprietary product features or service capabilities for competitive advantage. In an increasingly competitive world, they, and the supply chains that support them, are focusing on orchestrating solutions as a means to create value and support growth.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Definition
  • Description
  • Benefits and Uses
  • Risks
  • Recommendations
    • Ensure Linkages Between Supply Chain and Corporate Strategies Address What's Feasible From the Supply Chain Network
    • Assess the Current Maturity of the Supply Chain Organization, and Craft a Roadmap to Develop the Capabilities Needed to Orchestrate a Business Ecosystem Anchored in Reciprocal Advantage
    • Build the Capability of Supply Chain to Effectively Respond to Ever-More-Demanding Customers and Efficiently Collaborate Across a Fluid Ecosystem of Partners

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