Gartner Research

Logistics Strategy and Operations Primer for 2019

Published: 17 January 2019

ID: G00375751

Analyst(s): David Gonzalez , James Lisica , Courtney Rogerson , Greg Aimi


Growing focus on digital business strategies and escalating customer expectations puts logistics capabilities front and center in achieving a competitive advantage. Supply chain leaders can use Gartner’s 2019 logistics research to develop new strategies and ensure best operational practices.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • What is the best way to improve logistics maturity, create a strategy and organize to help drive value within the supply chain?
    • What are the best practices across logistics operations, cost optimization and performance management?
    • For companies that choose to outsource their logistics operation, what are best practices for selecting, contracting and managing logistics partners?
    • What are the emerging trends and innovations in logistics digital business models, operations and technologies?

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