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Develop Your Global Strategy for Logistics Excellence With Gartner's Three-Step Approach

Published: 28 November 2016

ID: G00319812

Analyst(s): James Lisica


By analyzing the approaches of 25 of the world's leading organizations to logistics strategy design, Gartner has documented three steps to prepare for, design and communicate a global logistics strategy. Supply chain leaders and their heads of logistics can use this approach to create their own.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Step 1: Prepare for Logistics Strategy Design
    • Develop a Strong Understanding of Maturity-Based Principles
    • Define a Strategy Design Methodology That Complements the Organization's Supply Chain Culture
    • Focus on a Complete Set of Logistics Capabilities
    • Formulate a Cohesive Development Plan
    • Obtain a Granular Benchmark of the Global Logistics Function
  • Step 2: Assess the Global Logistics Function
  • Step 3: Design and Execute the Strategy
    • Functional Alignment (Stages 1 and 2 Maturity)
    • Cross-Functional Integration (Stage 3 Maturity)
    • Stakeholder Value Delivery (Stages 4 and 5 Maturity)

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