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Explore This List of Tactics to Reduce Supply Chain Cost

Published: 01 July 2016

ID: G00308056

Analyst(s): Michael Dominy , Bart De Muynck , Laurel Lippay, Simon Jacobson , Richard Adams, Greg Aimi , C. Klappich


This research identifies areas where CSCOs and functional supply chain leaders can reduce cost within supply chain processes. Do not reduce costs in a process segment without consideration for impacts on other processes or functions, and on overall cost, service and the commercial strategy.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Attack the Easier Projects and Initiatives That Have a Minimal Effect on Other Processes and Functions
    • List of Cost Tactics by Supply Chain Function
    • Sourcing and Procurement
    • Manufacturing Operations
    • Warehousing and Distribution
    • Transportation
  • Document Current Practices and Performance
  • Communicate With Other Supply Chain Process and Functional Leaders
  • Where to Focus Next?

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