Driving a digital supply chain

How leaders can shape their supply chain digital transformation

Changes in technology impact digital supply chain strategies

With the large-scale technology changes impacting supply chains, leaders need to align technology requirements at global, regional and local levels with the company’s overall enterprise IT and business strategies. Supply chain leaders will also face the challenge of alignment. Ultimately, IT/supply chain technology strategies are an integral part of the business strategy, well-embedded and not thought of as a real separate strategy. 

75% of supply chain organizations worldwide reported concerns about the governance of digital projects
As we looked at our five-year transformation, we were able to get there one to two years quicker with Gartner, but it also gave us the assurance and the confidence that we would actually realize our committed savings.


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Supply chains can prepare for digital transformation

CSCOs responsible for designing, aligning and implementing supply chain strategy must improve the reliability and scalability of existing processes. At the same time, they must build a stronger competency for exploiting disruptive trends by adopting an integrated approach for supply chain transformation.

Converge the physical and digital supply chain to transform your business.

Insights you can use

Gartner’s insights, advice, data and tools help supply chains focus on improving existing operations to boost today’s bottom line and forgo investments needed to support tomorrow’s top line.

The 7 Dimensions of Digital Supply Chain Planning

Gartner sees digital SCP through the lens of seven key dimensions. The further a company progresses along each of these dimensions, the more digitalized its SCP will be. The gradual improvement will generate more business value and lead to a transformation in the way the company plans its supply chain. 

Lead Supply Chain Down the Road to Digital Success

In this complimentary webinar, we help you target digital supply chain initiatives that close current business gaps while also building capabilities that support future digital business models.

How to Excel at Strategy and Execution: A Supply Chain Perspective

Supply chain technology leaders can use this research to explore these trends, adoption rates and industry use cases when considering investing in new solutions for their organization.

Gartner Top 8 Supply Chain Technology Trends for 2019

Gartner has identified eight top strategic supply chain technology trends that have broad industry impact but haven’t yet been widely adopted. These technologies are experiencing significant changes or reaching critical tipping points in capability or maturity. 

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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

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How do we support your end-to-end transformational journey?

A Gartner client leveraged our framework to assess, advance and communicate their transformational journey with an end-to-end vision helping to dramatically shorten NPI lead times with innovations like 3D printing of change parts. Using an outside-in perspective helped to drastically alter distributor relationships.

Gartner topic experts

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

Noha Tohamy
Distinguished VP Analyst
Research & Advisory

Mike Griswold
VP Analyst
Research & Advisory

Amber Salley
Senior Director Analyst
Research & Advisory

James Lisica
Senior Director Analyst
Research & Advisory

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

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