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Six Components to Assess Your Supply Chain Strategy Effectiveness

Published: 11 July 2017

ID: G00327332

Analyst(s): Jennifer Loveland


Supply chain strategies are like business strategies — every organization has one and most could be better. Supply chain leaders can improve strategy effectiveness by sharpening the construction, content and coherent action plan of the strategy output in line with best practices.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Assess Supply Chain Strategy Construction to Ensure a Cascade From the Corporate Strategy and a Success Definition That Provides a Sustainable Competitive Advantage
    • Complete Cascade
    • Defined Success
    • Related Gartner Research
  • Evaluate the Supply Chain Strategy Content to Ensure a Consciously Chosen Balance That Is Based on a 360-Degree Perspective
    • Balanced Focus
    • 360-Degree Perspective
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  • Assess the Coherent Action Plan to Deploy Your Strategy to Ensure It Will Influence Decision Making Through Active Accountability and a Communication Plan
    • Active Accountability
    • Communication Plan
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