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Winning in the Turns: A Supply Chain Action Guide

Published: 03 September 2019


Top performers defy conventional thinking during disruptions. The most successful take risks in “the turns,” which can be economic, geopolitical, environmental, social or competitive. Supply chain executives must prepare and lead by building agility into systems, processes and decision making.

Included in Full Research

  • Opportunities and Challenges
  • What You Need to Know
  • Winning in the Turns: Uncertainty and Mixed Signals
  • Turns Come in Many Forms
  • What It Means to Win
  • Strengthening the Core: The Pillars for Success
  • Pillar 1: Strategy — Prepare to Act Confidently Amid Uncertainty
    • Gartner Resources:
    • Actions to Take Now:
  • Pillar 2: Cost — Implement a Cost Management Discipline to Allocate and Execute Resources While Spurring Innovation
    • Gartner Resources:
    • Actions to Take Now:
  • Pillar 3: Talent — Position Talent to Sustain Progress on Transformation
    • Gartner Resources:
    • Actions to Take Now:
  • Key Initiatives for Continuous Insight


Michael Uskert

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