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Communications for Supply Chain Leaders: Write a Vision Statement to Guide Your Strategy and Empower Your Team

Published: 04 February 2016

ID: G00296360

Analyst(s): Pam Fitzpatrick


CSCOs and change leaders can inspire action by defining a clear, compelling vision of the future. Use the simple method defined in this research to create a vision statement that articulates your business goals, sets the stage for smart strategy and empowers your team to make decisions autonomously.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Assess Your Current Vision Statement
  • Use the Corporate Vision Statement to Guide the Supply Chain Vision Statement
  • Identify the Key Participants Who Will Help You Craft Your Vision
  • Write Your Vision Statement With a Future Focus and External Values
    • Facilitate With an Open Mind to Cultivate Shared Ownership of the Idea
  • Communicate and Encourage Behaviors That Support Advancement of the Vision
  • Revisit the Vision and Strategy Annually

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