Gartner Research

Design and Align the Supply Chain Strategy Primer for 2017

Published: 06 January 2017

ID: G00318275

Analyst(s): Janet Suleski


Slow growth and rising costs require CSCOs to evolve supply chain activities from functional silos to integrated, demand-driven ecosystems. This research shows how to deliver a strategy that aligns supply chain and business priorities, links functional strategies and communicates goals and metrics.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How do we develop a strategy and roadmap aligned to business priorities and in collaboration with business partners?
    • How do I link functional strategies such as manufacturing, sourcing and logistics with the end-to-end supply chain strategy?
    • How do I cascade corporate goals to supply chain metrics and scorecards, and to individual incentives?
    • How do I communicate the strategy within the supply chain team and with other parts of the business?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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