Gartner Research

Optimize External Manufacturing Relationships by Focusing on Talent and Competency Requirements

Published: 24 April 2018

ID: G00342131

Analyst(s): Sam New , Dana Stiffler


Shifting relationships between brand owners and manufacturing services providers requires specialized focus, leadership and talent. Supply chain leaders should use this research as they consider the talent and competencies needed to remain competitive through supply chain outsourcing.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Develop Manufacturing Outsourcing Skills, Knowledge and Experiences in Alignment With Strategic Business Objectives
  • Develop and Utilize a Competency Model in Alignment With Strategic Outsourcing Objectives
  • Define Career Path Options to Acquire, Retain and Develop Talent to Support Outsourcing Objectives

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