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Simplify Supply Chain Network Design to Improve Success of Implementation

Published: 04 January 2016

ID: G00293448

Analyst(s): Greg Aimi , Kamala Raman


Modeling a supply chain network is often easier than putting one into operation. Chief supply chain officers must assemble a team that can harness the right skills, capabilities and technologies to create a network design that can be implemented successfully.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Combine Segmentation With Cost-to-Serve Models to Fine-Tune Trade-Off Decisions
  • Understand Information Sources, Constraints and External Levers for Successful Design
    • Data Sources
    • Constraints
    • External Levers
  • Bring Skills Together in Sourcing, Supply Chain and Commercial Excellence

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