Optimizing Logistics and Inventory to Combat Supply Chain Disruption

Concerned that supply chain disruption from recessionary markets would raise the cost of warehouse leasing, an electronics manufacturer turned to Gartner for help optimizing logistics, inventory and supply chain planning. Gartner support enabled supply chain leadership at the company to strengthen relationships with their 3PL providers, improve cost and capacity, and overcome supply constraints. 

Mission-critical priority

Concerned that supply chain disruption from recessionary markets would raise the cost of warehouse leasing, an electronics manufacturer turned to Gartner for help optimizing logistics, inventory and supply chain planning. 

How Gartner helped

The client used:

  • Best practices in category management for driving lower total cost of ownership and improving in supply chain management maturity. 
  • Practical, proven guidance to set targets, KPIs and metrics for inventory planning and optimization.
  • Gartner’s annual supply chain symposium to access the latest forecast and trends data for the supply chain industry.

Business impact

With support from Gartner for Supply Chain, the client:

  • Improved sourcing and logistics strategies by embedding competitive benchmarks. Data-driven plans have less cost risk.
  • Saved money by being proactive versus reactive when it comes to supply chain disruption management. 
  • Identified cost risk of its warehouse and other space leasing.

Industry:
Electronics Manufacturing

Revenue:
> $1.5 billion

Employees:
1,000

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