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Five Bimodal Practices With the Biggest Potential Impact for Supply Chain and Operations

Published: 28 November 2016

ID: G00317563

Analyst(s): Ed Gabrys , Michael Dominy , Mary Mesaglio , John Johnson


Supply chain organizations are embracing bimodal competencies due to pressure to be predictable and reliable, yet flexible and adaptive. This research identifies five bimodal practices that deliver the best return on investment to help chief supply chain officers optimize supply chain performance.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Supply Chain Leaders Must Pursue Bimodal Capabilities to Remain Relevant in Today's Market


  • Use Crowdsourcing to Encourage Innovation and Bimodal Thinking
  • Adopt Differentiated Funding for Bimodal Projects
  • Work With Startups
  • Use Differentiated Metrics to Measure Value
  • Formalize Innovation Management

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