Gartner Research

Supply Chain Network Design to Optimize Costs and Service Primer for 2016

Published: 21 January 2016

ID: G00296134

Analyst(s): Simon Jacobson , Kamala Raman , Paul Lord , Stan Aronow


Chief supply chain officers must design and align supply chain networks to support cost, service and growth objectives. Gartner's existing, planned and future research helps chief supply chain officers and their teams embrace best practices for supply chain network design.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How do we design the network to meet the business goals?
    • What are the best practices in make-vs.-buy decisions and shoring strategies?
    • What are the best practices for managing inventory and working capital?

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  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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