Gartner Research

Supply Chain Partnering to Improve Costs and Innovation Primer for 2017

Published: 09 January 2017

ID: G00318271

Analyst(s): Greg Aimi


Supply chain often partners with external parties, such as consultants, IT service providers, material and goods suppliers, and third-party providers. Supply chain leaders using partners can leverage Gartner's 2017 research to help lower costs, and develop more flexible and responsive supply chains.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How do I work optimally with supply chain business process service providers and consultants?
    • How do I work optimally with manufacturing and supplier partners?
    • How and when should I outsource logistics, and how do I work optimally with logistics service providers?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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