Supply Chain Transformation

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

Future of Supply Chain: 5 Trends to Act on Now

Gartner research reveals that 38% of supply chain leaders are concerned that their supply chains are not very well positioned to handle the challenges of the next two years. Are you prepared?

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  • Five postpandemic changes for supply chain leaders to act on now 
  • A deep dive into the results of our Future of Supply Chain survey of 500+ global supply chain leaders 
  • A roadmap/next steps for supply chain transformation 

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    I’ve been partnering with my Leadership Partner on 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.

    Supply Chain Leader

    Healthcare Industry

    Align supply chain with your business goals

    Transformational strategies to optimize end-to-end supply chain performance need vision, leadership and tenacity. They also need roadmaps, best practices and real-world 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 and Demand-Driven Transformations
    Supply Chain Transformation and Continuous Improvement

    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.

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

    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.

    Supply chain trends: Preparing for the future

    Digitization, talent shortages and new “circular economy” business models are some of the trends reshaping how supply chains operate. Supply chain leaders must identify which trends deliver the most opportunity or disruption, then build capabilities to succeed in these contexts.

    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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    Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™

    Join the world's most important gathering of CSCOs, SC executives along with Gartner experts to transform, redefine and innovate your supply chain strategy.

    $22 million inventory reduction within the first six months
    Client Success Story

    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. Through research and review, Gartner identified improvements that led to a savings of $22 million in six months.

    Gartner supply chain experts

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

    Michael Dominy
    VP Analyst

    Mike Griswold
    VP Analyst

    Caroline Chumakov
    Principal Analyst

    Noha Tohamy
    Distinguished VP Analyst

    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 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 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.

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