Gartner Research

Supply Chain Outsourcing Guidance for CSCOs

Published: 29 August 2016

ID: G00309203

Analyst(s): Michael Dominy

Summary

Leading companies leverage supply chain outsourcing providers (such as logistics, manufacturing and supply chain business process outsourcing) to support business goals. Chief supply chain officers should use this research when developing and executing their supply chain outsourcing strategy.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Adopt a Life Cycle Perspective
    • Clearly Define Operating Processes and Performance-Based Metrics Across the Two Organizations
    • Establish and Maintain the Flow of Data, Information and Ideas
  • Linking Your Supply Chain and Outsourcing Strategies
    • An Example of Outsourcing Strategy Alignment in Action
    • Strategic Alignment Questions to Address When Outsourcing
  • Assess Your Supply Chain Outsourcing Maturity
    • Understand the Supply Chain Outsourcing Market Dynamics
  • Make Outsourcing Decisions Based on Factors Beyond Cost
  • Build in Flexibility for Changing Needs, and Re-evaluate the Relationship on a Regular Basis
  • Conclusion

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