Building an Agile Supply Chain

Prepare for and prosper through supply chain disruptions

How CSCOs Can Stay Agile in the Turns

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.

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

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    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.

    Over the past 20 years, only 60 companies across the Fortune 1000 and S&P Europe 350 had consistent year-over-year revenue and margin improvement and long-term growth that exceeded their industry peers
    The 3 Pillars of Supply Chain success: 1. Strategy: Prepare to act confidently. 2. Cost: Establish a cost management approach. 3. Talent: Sustain progress on transformation.

    Strategy, cost and talent are the pillars for staying agile

    Staying agile through disruption 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.

    Supply Chain Actions in Response to COVID-19

    The COVID-19 crisis has become an epidemic disruption, affecting supply chains through lack of access to markets, materials and, most importantly, staff. CSCOs are being forced to make extremely fast decisions with high levels of uncertainty.

    Gartner Supply Chain Top 25: Lead in Disruptive Times

    This complimentary webinar looks at why today’s supply chain leaders embrace three key principles: Create and evolve purpose-driven organizations; enable and embrace business model transformation; and become a digital orchestrator.

    The Retail Supply Chain Response to COVID-19

    With the continued global spread of COVID-19, retail supply chain leaders need to quickly and effectively identify key impacts on their supply chains as well as how they can both respond in the near term and recover in the midterm

    3 Trends From Top Supply Chain Organizations

    The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2020 list reveals that top supply chain leaders focus on purpose-driven organizations, business model transformation and digital orchestration to succeed.

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