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For Supply Chain Executives: How Segmentation Supports New Growth and Efficiencies

Published: 31 March 2016

ID: G00300440

Analyst(s): Jennifer Loveland , John Johnson


Leading supply chains rely on segmentation to balance growth and reduce costs while supporting increasing complexity. This research summarizes when and why supply chain executives choose to use segmentation in the supply chain and how it drives growth.

Table Of Contents


  • Three Common Triggers for Supply Chain Segmentation
    • Scaling Limited Resources
    • Differentiating Service
    • External Shock
  • Three Common Segmentation Transitions to a Standard Menu
  • Key Take Away: Segmentation Can Help Any Supply Chain Focus Resources on Business and Customer Priorities

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