Gartner Research

Supply Chain Planning Primer for 2018

Published: 01 February 2018

ID: G00343947

Analyst(s): Marko Pukkila

Summary

Supply chains are operating in an increasingly complex, volatile and challenging market environment. Our research in 2018 will help supply chain leaders improve their planning agility to balance customers' expectations and business goals with efficient use of their supply resources.

Table Of Contents

Scope

Analysis

  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How can supply chain planning be leveraged to ensure successful deployment of business strategy into supply chain execution?
    • What are the best practices in demand, supply and inventory planning?
    • What are the best practices for managing new product introduction, product portfolio health and end of life?
    • How do best companies leverage technology to advance their planning capabilities?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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