Gartner Research

Apply Three Principles for Supply and Inventory Planning Success

Published: 12 April 2017

ID: G00325672

Analyst(s): Paul Lord


Supply chain leaders in planning and inventory management roles must balance numerous constraints and incentive conflicts to maximize profitability while meeting demand. Apply the best-practice principles in this research to achieve better planning quality for improved performance.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Align Supply Planning and Inventory Strategies With Network Capabilities and Outcome Objectives
    • Observed Symptoms and Challenges
  • Create Feasible Midterm Supply Network Plans That Balance Decision Agility With Modeling Precision
    • Observed Symptoms and Challenges:
  • Align Supply Planning Tactics With Demand and Product Realities
    • Observed Symptoms and Challenges
    • Recommended Actions
    • Bright Spots

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