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How to Structure a Successful Network Modeling Initiative

Published: 12 September 2016

ID: G00315166

Analyst(s): Kamala Raman


As supply chains build modeling competencies to execute network design, the challenge is in creating a culture of continuous improvement. Supply chain strategists can use this research to create a structured approach to improving their network modeling abilities.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Develop Network Modeling Initiatives With Well-Defined Project Stages to Clearly Communicate Expectations for Effort, Resources and a Deliverable Timeline
  • Create a Taxonomy for Your Data to Make It Reusable Across Business Units, Geographies or Types of Modeling Problems
  • Secure Business Engagement and Establish a Strong Governance Model to Deliver Impactful Results and Achieve Desired Network Outcomes

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