Driving Supply Chain Cost Optimization

Manage and control your supply chain costs

Balancing supply chain costs and growth objectives

Supply chain is in the bullseye for developing growth strategies, improving customer experience and supporting ever-increasing demands on customer delivery requirements. A powerful piece of the digital world, Supply Chain is even being weaponized by governments with global trade wars and tariffs. In this climate of constant change,  successful supply chain leaders maintain costs through growing networks of partner and suppliers.

We’ve engaged with Gartner for the last two to two and a half years. It helped us drive tremendous change in the organization in terms of how we structured our team, helped us drive cost out, helped us mature the organization in terms of supply chain maturity and we consistency year-over-year have been reducing our costs.


Supply chains can prepare for constant change

To succeed and grow, effective organizations monitor and evolve their strategies based on economic, societal, environmental, geopolitical and technological inputs. They align people and skills to adapt as strategies advance to optimizing all resources in support of business goals at acceptable cost.  

Insights you can use

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

2 Outcomes CSCOs Focus on When Cost Is Under Pressure

Supply chain leaders often report that their organizations continue to take a narrow, short-term approach to cost optimization. Gartner helps identify the two outcomes on which supply chain leaders can focus their efforts to position their teams for long-term success.

Cost and Inventory Optimization Require More Than Financial Targets

Meeting cost and inventory goals can create both operating ambiguity and management dysfunction for many organizations. Gartner illustrates an emerging vision for cost optimization that aligns operating outcomes with strategic focus.

Support Business Objectives and Drive End-to-End Supply Chain Profitability

Supply planning is a challenge for many companies. Research conducted by Gartner reveals that improving supply chain planning is within the top three key initiatives for supply chain leaders. Within the planning space, supply planning dissatisfaction prevails. 

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Gartner Supply Chain Planning Summit 2019

Deliver business outcomes. Transform supply chain planning from within. Master emerging technologies.

Join us in Denver, CO, at the premier destination for supply chain planning leaders. Gartner shows you how to deliver tangible outcomes in support of business objectives and transform the planning function from within while harnessing emerging technologies to realize the value of supply chain planning. Interact with more than 400 of your peers to gain insight firsthand with three tracks on the emerging trends and latest predictions. 

Every time I come to a Gartner conference I am inspired to not only make my company better, but to make the world better as well.

Rebecca Kirsch

Executive Director, Global Supply Chain Services, Cummins Inc.
Case Study

How do we support your supply chain cost optimization efforts?

Gartners experts and a delivery team completed a logistics maturity self-assessment for a client in an effort to obtain feedback on their current state and identify top priorities. With Gartner’s project priotization process and template for ongoing communication, the client exceeded their $170 million cost-out target.

Gartner topic experts

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

Paul Lord
Senior Director Analyst

Ken Chadwick
VP Analyst

Stan Aronow
VP Distinguished Advisor

Mike Burkett
Distinguished VP Analyst

Greg Aimi
VP, Team Manager

Miguel Cossio
Senior Principal Analyst

Gartner’s 100+ supply chain experts are trusted advisors to a network of more than 2,500 supply chain leaders and executives.

Grow your capabilities, maintain ownership and leadership of strategic initiatives, and make smarter, faster decisions with Gartner insights, advice and tools.