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Design Your Supply Chain Organization With Four Distinct Layers of Roles

Published: 23 March 2017

ID: G00323018

Analyst(s): Ken Chadwick


Successful supply chains mobilize the staff in their supply chains in four distinct ways, each focused on a set of critical activities. Supply chain leaders should use this research as they begin the journey toward a more effective supply chain organizational structure.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Deploy Governing Positions, Teams and Councils to Frame, Align and Distribute Decision-Making Authority
  • Implement Roles and Teams Focused on Adapting the Supply Chain to Drive Change and Innovation
  • Use Roles and Teams in the Orchestrate Layer to Link Together End-to-End Supply Chain Outcomes
  • Organize Execution-Focused Positions, Teams and Departments to Drive Operational Excellence and Customer Outcomes

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