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Supply Chain Innovation: The Route to Deploying Great Ideas

Published: 23 October 2017

ID: G00333192

Analyst(s): Virginia Howard


CSCOs often struggle with evaluating and prioritizing innovative ideas. Using a structured approach can surface ideas faster and more efficiently. This research identifies two steps in the innovation process crucial to catalyzing value from supply chain investments — evaluation and evangelization.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Establish a Culture That Promotes Identifying Disruptive Trends and Enabling Innovative Efforts
  • Select and Advance the Adoption of Great Ideas by Evaluating Clear and Direct Impacts on the Business
    • Planning the Evaluation Project
    • Who to Evaluate: Selecting the Team
    • What to Evaluate: Benefits, Risks and Costs
    • How to Evaluate: Prototypes, Pilots and Champions/Challengers
    • Making the Decision
  • Begin the Route to Deployment by Spreading the Word

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