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Four Ways to Organize Your Center-Led Supply Chain

Published: 25 September 2017

ID: G00338597

Analyst(s): Ken Chadwick , Dana Stiffler , Jennifer Loveland


Center-led organizational models enable supply chain leaders to drive strategies, standards and expertise across an enterprise supply chain, while leaving operations to diverse business units. Use this research to understand the four models needed to implement a center-led supply chain structure.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Engage a Strategy-Focused, Center-Led Organization Without Taking a 'Hands On' Approach
    • Recommendations If You Choose This Model
  • Use a Standards-Driven, Center-Led Organization to Change or Transform Supply Chain
    • Recommendations If You Choose This Model
  • Use an Expertise-Oriented, Center-Led Supply Chain to Offer Services That Business Units Otherwise Can't Afford
    • Recommendations If You Choose This Model
  • Use an Operations-Oriented, Center-Led Supply Chain to Provide Limited, Integrated Supply Chain Services
    • Recommendations If You Choose This Model

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