Supply Chain Transformation

Successfully transform your supply chain to drive growth, mitigate risks and optimize costs.

Supply Chain Transformation Strategy

42% of supply chain leaders are struggling to balance profitability with sustainability, speed and innovation. Supply chain organizations can't afford to let supply chain disruptions limit impact. 

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    Align Supply Chain With Your Business Goals

    Supply chain transformation strategy to optimize end-to-end supply chain performance needs vision, leadership and tenacity. It also needs roadmaps, best practices and real-world supply chain transformation examples to make the vision a reality. This poses a critical question to supply chain managers: What principles and methodologies can they apply to make this happen?

    Supply Chain Transformation Process

    Transform Your End-to-End Supply Chain Operations For Success

    With increased global competition and more frequent disruptions to established business operating models, supply chain functions need to drastically enhance their performance. Given the rapid pace of globalization and cheaper labor markets, it’s imperative you have a supply chain transformation roadmap for the future.

    Transform your end-to-end supply chain operations for success

    With increased global competition and more frequent disruptions to established business operating models, supply chain functions need to drastically enhance their performance. Given the rapid pace of globalization and cheaper labor markets, it’s imperative you have a supply chain that is equipped for the future.

    Supply Chain Transformation and Continuous Improvement

    Supply chain transformation insights you can use

    When it comes to supply chain transformations for the future, Gartner has the insights and expertise for your business success. Align your business goals to your supply chain transformation strategy and discover how you can deliver a better and more effective operation to support your broader business strategy.

    How Pfizer Won the 2022 Supply Chain Award

    Learn how Pfizer’s deep-freezing of the supply chain brought the COVID-19 vaccine to the world.

    Put Your Supply Chain Strategy On One Page

    Are you looking to create clearer, more effective strategic plans for your supply chain? Use our strategic planning guide and follow 3 steps to scope, plan and execute your supply chain strategy.

    Optimizing Supply Chain Costs: 5 Key Levers

    Analysts identified 5 key levers to manage in pursuit of end-to-end supply chain cost optimization. Are you fully optimizing supply chain costs? Download the guide to find out.

    Executing Your Supply Chain Strategy

    Identifying improvements and building a strategy is one part of the transformation process. Execution is arguably the most important. To successfully implement a new supply chain strategy, organizations must be prepared to invest in the right talent, resources and technology.

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    Case Studies

    I’ve been partnering with my Leadership Partner on a lot of transformation work, since we have multiple transformation projects going on simultaneously, and it’s been like having a consultant on retainer that I can bounce ideas off of on a whole range of topics.

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    We bring technology and business in line

    Gartner conducted a strategic audit of supply chain processes for a 40,000 employee-strong CPG manufacturing client. Learn how Gartner identified improvements that led to a savings of $22 million in six months

    Experience Supply Chain conferences

    Join your peers for the unveiling of the latest insights at Gartner conferences.

    The Gartner Supply Chain Podcast

    The Gartner Supply Chain Podcast explores the latest ideas and innovations for driving sustainable supply chain success. Join your hosts Thomas O’Connor and Caroline Chumakov as they uncover strategic insights and tactical tips in conversation with global supply chain experts.

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    Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2022

    See the 18th annual ranking to learn the standard for supply chain excellence.

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    Supply Chain Transformation FAQs

    Supply chain transformation refers to the technological innovation and digitization of an organization’s supply chain.

    Having a proficient supply chain operation is an integral in business success. The faster and more cost-effective you can make your supply chain, the better the business result. By transforming your supply chain to digital, or automating certain elements, businesses are able to more effectively see where gaps require attention, as well as get a stronger read on customer demand. Gartner can work with you on a supply chain transformation strategy that will deliver fast, effective business results.

    As with most digitization strategies, agility is at the heart of the business decisions to move in that direction. By creating agile work functions, businesses are able to more effectively pivot when needed, as well as scale projects or teams as per need.

    Supply chain management is no different, and by digitizing elements on the supply chain or automating certain services, organizations are able to implement agile functionality to improve efficiencies further. Gartner can work with you on a supply chain transformation strategy that focuses on agility and improvements to your digital capabilities.

    There are several key drivers behind an organization’s supply chain transformation; however, the key to digitizing and automating your supply chain should lie in your customer demand. Some key supply chain transformation drivers are:

    • Service over product. With the rise of online retail and consumerism, delivering a service-over-product experience to your end-user will see you succeed.
    • Real-time logistics transparency. By delivering real-time logistics on purchases and goods, organizations can better service their customers as well as vendors.
    • Cost-efficiency. New technologies such as the cloud, process automation and warehouse robotics provide efficiencies at every level of the supply chain via reliable and time-sensitive deliveries.

    Successful supply chain transformations are not accomplished by top-down executive mandates. They are driven by business model dynamics, the need for cross-functional collaboration and technology forces. Successful CSCOs sell and sustain transformations up, across and down the organization by building a transformation business case that is linked to key strategic forces.

    Gartner is a trusted advisor and an objective resource for more than 15,000 enterprises in 100+ countries.

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