Gartner Research

Take Six Actions to Improve Supply Operations in Consumer Products

Published: 28 November 2016

ID: G00294952

Analyst(s): Laurel Lippay, Steven Steutermann


The average consumer products company has yet to integrate its supply planning, procurement, manufacturing and customer logistics capabilities into an end-to-end supply operations capability. This research identifies six actions that supply chain leaders can take to improve supply operations.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Develop a COE Organization Focused on Integrating Supply Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing and Customer Logistics Capabilities
  • Incorporate Capacity and Supplier Constraints in Supply Planning Within the S&OP Process
  • Align E2E Supplier Performance to Business Goals Within the S&OP Process
  • Align Sourcing and Procurement Goals to Proactively Manage the Product Supply Strategy
  • Improve Manufacturing Capabilities to Enhance Reliable Supply and Minimize Supply Chain Risk
  • Invest in a Multienterprise Supplier Platform Solution to Reduce Complexity and Align Suppliers to Customer Fulfilment

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