Future of Supply Chain

Reinventing Supply Chain for the Future

Supply chain organizations can’t afford to let disruption limit impact. Supply chain reinvention is needed to achieve a critical level of agility and resilience. Are you ready to reinvent your supply chain to thrive amid disruption?

Download the Reinventing Supply Chain for the Future eBook to discover the 4 priorities of the future supply chain.

  • Top trends for supply chain planning and org design
  • Annual survey of 1,000 global supply chain leaders
  • How to manage this global supply chain crisis (and the next one)

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The Future of Supply Chain survey will uncover key findings:

  • 42% of CSCOs are under pressure to maintain current margins and profitability and achieve targets for sustainability, speed and innovation.
  • 67% of organizations have defined environmental and social sustainability KPIs they expect supply chain leaders to be accountable for.
  • 60% of CSCOs are expected to make faster, more accurate and consistent decisions in real time.

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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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FAQs related to transforming supply chains and the Future of Supply Chain Survey results

  • COVID-19 forced supply chains to accelerate digital investments, rapidly change delivery models to meet customer demand and predict needs that seemingly shifted overnight. Both positively and negatively, the pandemic prominently placed supply chain management in a spotlight for all to see, underlining the profession’s importance to the masses.
  • On the positive side, the supply chain profession received more recognition and gratitude from CEOs and the C-suite than ever before. Becoming the face of the COVID-19 this presented an opportunity for supply chain executives seeking to expand influence through their organizations, but it could also be a challenge for those not ready or able to step forward.
  • Despite the uncertain economic situation, CEOs are accelerating their investments to make their businesses more digital. As part of this long-term digital business transformation strategy, CEOs are asking CSCOs to leverage digitalization to support both cost reduction and customer experience improvements. These two apparently divergent business drivers will be equally important for the supply chain to support a successful digital business transformation in the years to come.
  • Success or failure in achieving a resilient and agile supply chain will depend upon how well the CSCO achieves alignment across business peers. This is far from easy, which is why a majority identify organizational misalignment as a barrier to greater resilience. Overcoming this challenge extends beyond supply chain and requires a strategic alignment between the CSCO and their peers in the executive suite

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