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Four Ways to Organize Your Centralized Supply Chain

Published: 09 October 2017

ID: G00331784

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


Centralized organizational models provide the ability to drive both the supply chain strategy and operations across geographies, products and channels. This research outlines four models to guide supply chain leaders in implementing a centralized supply chain organization structure.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Drive Supply Chain Expertise and Operational Excellence Across the Enterprise Using a Centralized, Functional Model
  • Optimize Supply Chain Assets and Service Within Differentiated Geographic Businesses Using a Regional Organizing Model
  • Balance Supply Chain Operations Across Multiple Products, Categories and Geographies Using a Product-Centric Model
  • Deliver to Distinct Channels That Require Separate Supply Chain Responses by Organizing Around a Channel-Driven Structure

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