Gartner Research

Take Seven Actions to Improve Supply Network Design in Consumer Products

Published: 09 February 2016

ID: G00294946

Analyst(s): Steven Steutermann , Kamala Raman


This research provides seven actions supply chain strategy and logistics leaders can take to improve their supply network design capability based on the findings of more than 20 self-assessments in consumer products using Gartner's seven dimension maturity framework.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Consider the Customer Experience
  • Assess Your Current End-to-End Supply Chain Network
  • Conduct a Supply Chain Segmentation Exercise
  • Define Supplier Requirements and Invest in Supplier Relationship Management Solutions
  • Define Your Manufacturing Network Requirements
  • Define Your Distribution Network Requirements
  • Design Your Supply Chain Network
  • Conduct an SND Talent Assessment

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