Gartner Research

Supply Chain Organization Design Top View

Published: 18 May 2016

ID: G00291885

Analyst(s): Ken Chadwick


Getting to the "right" organization design is a constant challenge for many supply chain leaders. The key to success is a structured design process focused on unique enterprise needs. Supply chain leaders should use this research as a guide for their organization design journey.

Table Of Contents


  • Situation

Research Highlights

  • Use a Structured Process to Design Your New Supply Chain Organization
  • Assess the Context of the Company; Synchronize the Supply Chain Organization Structure With the Commercial, Strategic, Cultural and Operational Realities of the Business
  • Determine the Governing Structure and Approach That Best Fit the Context of the Business
  • Build an Infrastructure That Looks Beyond Just Reporting Relationships, and Includes Process, Technology and Metrics as Core Supporting Elements
  • Design a Talent Strategy That Aligns With the New Requirements of the Supply Chain Organization, Finding New Staff and Developing Current Staff to Drive New Practices and Mindsets Into the Enterprise

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