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Choose the Right Organizing Model to Focus Supply Chain Organization Design

Published: 08 November 2016

ID: G00316186

Analyst(s): Ken Chadwick


Supply chain leaders heading organization redesign efforts want to know which supply chain organization structure is right to support operations and growth. Every supply chain is different, but use the four common organizing models this research outlines to kick-start your organization redesign.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify and Implement the Appropriate Supply Chain Organization Model for Your Business
  • Use the Decentralized Model When Each Supply Chain Has Differing Objectives
  • Use the Center-Led Model to Create a Moderate Level of Standardization and Integration in Key Areas
  • Use a Centralized Model Where There Is Stability in the Market Environment
  • Adopt a Matrix Model When Organizing in Dynamic Markets

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