Gartner Research

Optimize External Manufacturing Relationships by Focusing on Internal Talent Requirements

Published: 14 March 2019

ID: G00381502

Analyst(s): Sam New , Caroline Chumakov


Strategic partnerships between brand owners and external manufacturers require specialized focus, leadership and talent. Supply chain leaders should use this research to attract the appropriate talent and build the internal capabilities needed to optimize external manufacturing relationships.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Define a Set of Behavioral Competencies in Alignment With Strategic Outsourcing Objectives and Integrated Supply Chain Goals
  • Define and Socialize the Skills, Expertise and Experience Required for Successful External Manufacturing Life Cycle Engagement
  • Develop a Career Path for External Manufacturing Management and Governance Roles

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