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How to Avoid the All-Too-Common Supply Chain Organization Design Mistakes

Published: 31 October 2016

ID: G00316183

Analyst(s): Ken Chadwick

Summary

Redesigning the supply chain organization is challenging and fraught with opportunity for failure. Supply chain leaders redesigning all or part of their organization can use this research to avoid some of the common mistakes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Clearly Understand the Problem You Are Trying to Solve
  • Align Goals, Metrics and Incentive Systems to the New Organization Structure
  • Stay Away From Organization Charts at Early Stages in the Design Process
  • Use Matrix Reporting Sparingly and Strategically

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