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Organize Your Supply Chain Analytics Center of Excellence to Support Supply Chain Success

Published: 02 March 2016

ID: G00299561

Analyst(s): Noha Tohamy


Driving adoption of advanced analytics often requires a dedicated supply chain analytics team. To help supply chain strategists select the right organizational structure for an analytics group, this research presents various models and discusses their strengths and weaknesses.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Understand the Trade-Offs Among Scale, Business Intimacy and Resource Collaboration
  • Understand the Four Primary Organizational Models
    • Model 1 — Centralized Team
    • Model 2 — Distributed Team
    • Model 3 — Internal Outsourcing to the Enterprise Analytics Group
    • Model 4 — External Outsourcing to a Service Provider
  • Investigate Hybrid Models to Combine Strengths and Minimize Shortcomings
    • Model 6 — Centralized Team Combined With Internal Outsourcing
    • Model 9 — Centralized Team Combined With Distributed Resources
    • Guidance for Choosing the Right Hybrid Approach

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