Gartner Research

Supply Chain Partnering to Improve Costs and Innovation Primer for 2016

Published: 29 January 2016

ID: G00294778

Analyst(s): William McNeill


Gartner's 2016 research will help supply chain executives forge strategic partnerships to improve business results, create a more robust and agile supply chain, and encourage innovation. Example partner areas include consultants, IT service providers, suppliers and third-party logistics providers.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • What are the best practices in selecting, managing and working with supply chain consultants and business process service providers?
    • How do I manage my supply base to support business outcomes such as cost reduction, revenue growth or innovation?
    • What are the best practices in selecting, managing and working with third-party logistics providers?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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