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Don't Overlook Process Architecture for Successful Supply Chain Network Design

Published: 19 April 2017

ID: G00327889

Analyst(s): Kamala Raman


Successful supply chain design goes beyond having a problem statement and data to analyze. Supply chain leaders should use this research to create a network design process architecture that considers macroeconomic risk factors and implementation interdependencies while proposing design alternatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Create a Process for Network Design That Builds Alignment With Strategic Objectives
  • Account for Macroeconomic Risks Impacting Network Design
    • Taxes, Tariffs and Incentives
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Partners
    • Infrastructure Implications
  • Plan for Implementation
    • Cross-Functional Impact
    • Implementation Cost and Complexity

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