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Break Down Supply Chain Silos and Optimize Your Network for Increased Efficiency

Published: 16 August 2017

ID: G00325172

Analyst(s): Kamala Raman


Integrating sourcing and manufacturing decisions with optimization of the global logistics network is complex. Supply chain leaders should learn from the logistics optimization experiences of a large industrial manufacturer detailed in this research to increase their operational efficiency.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Prioritize Cross-Functional Input to Maximize Savings Potential of Logistics Network Optimization Initiatives
  • Establish Logistics Network Cost Optimization as a Series of Projects of Expanding Scope
    • Logistics Focus: Lane and Flow Optimization Study
    • Supplier and Logistics Focus: North American Study
    • Creating an Optimal Design During Product Launch: Footprint Optimization Study
  • Strengthen Internal Network Optimization Capabilities to Enable Faster Implementation of New Business Models

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