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Five Phases for Successful Supply Chain Segmentation

Published: 15 May 2017

ID: G00327331

Analyst(s): Jennifer Loveland

Summary

Supply chain leaders pursuing segmentation to handle complexity effectively struggle to achieve and maintain improvements without a formal program. Structure resources and activities across five phases to design segments, govern operational use, and refine them to retain relevance to the business.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Make Supply Chain Segmentation a Formal Program Led by Internal Resources That Change by Phase
  • Segmentation Phase 1: Concept Validation
    • Resources for Segmentation Phase 1: Concept Validation
    • Timing for Segmentation Phase 1: Concept Validation
    • Objectives and Activities for Segmentation Phase 1: Concept Validation
  • Segmentation Phase 2: Assess Readiness
    • Resources for Segmentation Phase 2: Assess Readiness
    • Timing for Segmentation Phase 2: Assess Readiness
    • Objectives and Activities for Segmentation Phase 2: Assess Readiness
  • Segmentation Phase 3: Transformation Program
    • Resources for Segmentation Phase 3: Transformation Program
    • Timing for Segmentation Phase 3: Transformation Program
    • Objectives and Activities for Segmentation Phase 3: Transformation Program
  • Segmentation Phase 4: Operational Trade-Offs
    • Resources for Segmentation Phase 4: Operational Trade-Offs
    • Timing for Segmentation Phase 4: Operational Trade-Offs
    • Objectives and Activities for Segmentation Phase 4: Operational Trade-Offs
  • Segmentation Phase 5: Maintain Relevance
    • Resources for Segmentation Phase 5: Maintain Relevance
    • Timing for Segmentation Phase 5: Maintain Relevance
    • Objectives and Activities for Segmentation Phase 5: Maintain Relevance

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