Gartner Research

Strategy Alignment Part 1: Creating a Strategy Cascade to Describe and Quantify Supply Chain Impact to Business Success

Published: 09 April 2020

ID: G00451013

Analyst(s): Jennifer Loveland

Summary

This research covers creating a strategy cascade to align supply chain objectives and metrics to business outcomes. This is Part 1 of a series of notes providing chief supply chain officers guidance on creating a cascade document in strategic planning and using it for alignment and communication.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Document Strategic Planning Decisions by Referencing Common Supply Chain Strategy Content
  • Structure the Strategy Cascade Around Three to Five Themes Enabled by Supply Chain
  • Describe and Quantify Supply Chain Impact to Business Success
    • Strategy Cascade Document Layer 1: Quantify Business Goals — Select Metrics That Supply Chain Materially Impacts From the Business Success Metrics
    • Strategy Cascade Document Layer 2: Describe Business Objectives — Create a Directional Objective Statement Capturing the Ideal Business Change Over the Strategy Time Horizon
    • Strategy Cascade Document Layer 3: Describe Supply Chain Objectives — Create a Directional Objective Statement Capturing Your Organization’s Primary Deliverable Over the Strategy Time Horizon
    • Strategy Cascade Document Layer 4: Quantify Supply Chain Goals — Select Success Metrics Owned by Your Supply Chain Organization

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