Gartner Research

Driving Cost Optimization Across the Enterprise: A Supply Chain Perspective

Published: 29 March 2018

ID: G00351405

Analyst(s): Paul Lord , Stan Aronow , Greg Aimi

Summary

Unfocused and reactive cost reduction tactics create organizational conflict and put value at risk. Supply chain leaders can use this research to embed cost optimization principles into their strategies in a way that delivers sustainable impact to business financial performance.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Enable Cost Optimization With Aligned Values and Best Practices
  • Manage Supplier Portfolios for Total Cost and Value
  • Manage and Fulfill Demand Effectively
  • Optimize Network Balancing Through Integrated Planning
  • Invest in Efficient Operating Capability for Improved Competitiveness
  • Align Supply Networks With Product Demand
  • Manage the Cost Impact of Product Complexity

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