Building an Agile Supply Chain

Prepare for and prosper through supply chain disruptions

Supply chain disruptions create multidimensional uncertainty

Economic turns are common in business, but there are many other types of turns, or unexpected changes, that force decisions. Turns can also be geopolitical, environmental, social or competitive.

Unexpected turns may be extreme, and the time to impact may be short due to digital capabilities. They often come in combinations, and increase the need to react on different business vectors and require a high-performing executive team.

Bad companies are destroyed by crisis. Good companies survive them. Great companies are improved by them.

Andy Grove

Former Global CEO of Intel

Strategy, cost and talent are the pillars for winning in the turns

Winning in the turns demands contrary measures around cost, strategy and talent. Top performers defy conventional thinking during disruptions, and the most successful take risks during these turns. Supply chain leaders prepare for turns and lead by building agility into systems, processes and decision making.

Insights you can use

Gartner’s insights, advice, data and tools help supply chains move beyond the hype of predictions, and prepare organizations to evolve and succeed during a time of constant change.

Prepare supply chain to win in the turns

Business executives must prepare to maneuver in strategy-shifting events. This complimentary Gartner webinar reveals how you can develop your winning-in-the-turns strategy by strengthening three core supply chain pillars: strategy, cost and talent.

Two outcomes CSCOs must focus on when cost is under pressure

In this complimentary webinar, Gartner identifies the two outcomes supply chain leaders must focus on, plus tactics that help organizations “win in the turns” while positioning teams for long-term success.

Build a resilient supply chain amid U.S.-China trade war

Although all industries are affected, global technology supply chains are at increased risk of fracturing amid the trade disputes between the U.S. and China.

Brexit: Logistics leaders face complexity and cost implications

Despite slow progress on trade negotiations, most companies have started preparing their supply chains and logistics networks to respond to an eventual agreement. Gartner’s insights highlight how Brexit is impacting supply chains and their agility.

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Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™

The World’s Most Important Gathering of CSCOs and Supply Chain Executives

Turn your vision into action at Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ 2020, where chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) and their leadership teams gain a strategic view of the trends disrupting their business. Through collaboration with Gartner experts, thought leaders, industry peers and solution providers, explore new ways to approach your most critical challenges and achieve greater impact as a leader.

Before coming to this conference, I thought I’d get information on how supply chains run in different companies. It exceeds my expectations on digitalization — what it means and how to get there. I gain a lot from this conference and am able to link up with like-minded peers.

James Chu

Avery Dennison

The power of Gartner Research & Advisory

The Gartner Research & Advisory team provides targeted, actionable insight for achieving your mission-critical priorities. We enable you and your team to save time and money and drive your projects forward by providing benchmarking, expertise and best practices. Gartner’s model enables your organization to grow its internal capability and maintain leadership on strategic and technical initiatives. 

Gartner topic experts

Gartner’s supply chain experts include more than 100 people worldwide. Meet a few of our leaders. 

Michael Uskert
Managing VP
Research & Advisory

David Gonzalez
VP Analyst
Research & Advisory

Geraint John
VP Analyst
Research & Advisory

Marko Pukkila
VP, Team Manager
Research & Advisory

Beth Coppinger
Sr Director Analyst
Research & Advisory

Simon Bailey
Sr Director Analyst
Research & Advisory

Gartner experts are trusted advisors for 2,500+ supply chain leaders and executives

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