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Supply Chain Brief: Postponement Is More Than an Inventory Strategy

Published: 29 March 2019

ID: G00375240

Analyst(s): Micheal Youssef , Paul Lord


Many companies embrace postponement as a way to reduce inventory risk, but underestimate its implications. This research provides supply chain planning leaders with insights on drivers for employing postponement, along with the network design choices and operating capabilities required for success.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Identify the Right Use Cases
  • Configure the Network for Agility
  • Western Digital Postponement Enabled by Digital Planning and Execution
  • Develop Planning and Execution Capabilities to Operate a Postponed Network

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