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Supply Chain Brief: Protect Operating Outcomes While Pursuing Short-Term Cost Reduction

Published: 06 March 2020

ID: G00464012

Analyst(s): Paul Lord


Pressure for immediate actions that improve cost do not reduce expectations for reliable supply and effective demand fulfillment. This research provides supply chain leaders with advice for ensuring that actions in response to short-term cost pressure do not compromise network operating outcomes.

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What You Need to Know


  • Supply Chain Cost Is Complex
  • Frame Supply Chain Cost in the Context of Operating Outcomes
  • Align Short-Term Actions With Business Concerns and Financial Gaps

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