Gartner Research

Consumer Products Industry Supply Chain Outlook, 2016

Published: 22 January 2016

ID: G00296853

Analyst(s): Chris Poole, Jan Kohler

Summary

Consumer products supply chain leaders must support revenue growth and cost improvements requiring bimodal capabilities in an environment of increasing complexity. This research provides insights and recommendations to guide supply chain strategies and initiatives during 2016.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Expanding portfolios drive increasing complexity for CP supply chain leaders, which limits their ability to efficiently realize inventory, service and cost objectives, yet new products often do not support revenue growth goals
  • Product data quality and synchronization of data with customers is an increasingly important focus for CP supply chain leaders to support the growing number of SKUs and demands of legislation and multichannel trading
  • Collaborative joint value creation with customers is now a prerequisite for CP supply chain leaders as they respond to increasing pressure to improve service and reduce costs

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