Gartner Research

Supply Chain Guide to Cost and Inventory Management

Published: 02 November 2016

ID: G00317845

Analyst(s): Michael Dominy , Paul Lord


Inventory and cost management are complicated by supply network constraints, interdependencies and organizational conflicts. Supply chain leaders can leverage this research for insights that result in more efficient use of resources to provide supply and fulfill demand.

Table Of Contents


Research Highlights

  • Inventory Excellence Contributes to Cash Flow
    • Inventory Knowledge
    • Inventory Visibility and Analytics
  • Supply Chain Cost Optimization Balances Margin With Outcomes
    • Functional Approaches to Cost Management
    • Industry Analysis of Inventory and Cost Improvement

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