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Write a Supply Chain Vision Statement to Win Support, Guide the Transformation Strategy and Empower Your Team

Published: 14 January 2019

ID: G00375383

Analyst(s): Pam Fitzpatrick


To drive excitement about the supply chain transformation strategy, chief supply chain officers must define a clear, compelling vision of the future. Use the methods described in this research to create and promote an inspiring vision statement.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Choose Collaborators to Help You Craft the Vision
    • Capture the Voice of Partners and Customers
  • Assess the Current Vision
  • Pinpoint Opportunities to Align With the Enterprise Vision
    • What If Your Company Lacks a Vision Statement?
  • Write Your Vision Statement With a Future Focus and External Values
    • Choose Verbs That Focus on the Future
    • Facilitate With an Open Mind to Cultivate Shared Ownership of the Idea
    • Use the Opportunity to Align Your Leadership Team
  • Communicate the Vision and Reward Behaviors That Drive Progress
    • Review the Vision Annually and Plan New Ways to Communicate It

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