Gartner Research

Design and Align the Supply Chain Strategy Primer for 2016

Published: 29 January 2016

ID: G00296141

Analyst(s): Dana Stiffler


Chief supply chain officers and heads of supply chain strategy lay the crucial groundwork that enables high performance. Strategy development, functional alignment, maturity diagnosis, metrics and performance management are all core practices under the broad capability, "supply chain strategy."

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How do we develop a strategy and roadmap aligned to business priorities and in collaboration with business partners?
    • How do I link functional strategies such as manufacturing, sourcing and logistics with the end-to-end supply chain strategy?
    • How do I assess the maturity of the end-to-end supply chain and the demand-driven value network?
    • How do I cascade corporate goals to supply chain metrics and scorecards, and to individual incentives?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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