Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO)

Supply chain leaders can transform their function, management and process

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?       

Download the Future of Supply Chain eBook to discover the supply chain leader’s new imperatives and get specific recommendations to reset supply chain strategy and operations. 

The Future of Supply Chain eBook gives you a look into:

  • 5 post-pandemic 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.
  • Roadmap/next steps for supply chain transformation.

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Reshape how supply chains organize and operate to prepare for future demands.

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    Chief supply chain officer: Achieve your top priorities

    In today's increasingly digital environment, supply chains must make the transformational changes needed to increase their organizations resilience and agility. But, new business models are challenging chief supply chain officers to reengineer operations, realign organizational structures and retool investment plans.

    Chief supply chain officers are turning to Gartner support to effectively:

    • Navigate through the new landscape 
    • Respond to the next disruption
    • Innovate for the future through leading-edge supply chain management practices

    Supply chain leadership insights you can use

    Gartner provides chief supply chain officers with insights, advice, data and tools to develop effective supply chain leadership strategies that foster innovation and profitability.

    Create an Effective Supply Chain Strategy With the Matrix Framework

    This complimentary webinar will show chief supply chain officers and heads of supply chain strategy how to use the Matrix to gain consensus and alignment across their cross-functional executive team about the key aspects of supply chain strategy definition and roadmapping.

    Strategic Planning for Supply Chain: One-Page Guide

    Supply chain leaders can build their 2021 #strategic plan using our 3 steps, best practices and customizable template.

    Scenario Planning Can Shield Your Global Supply Chain Network

    CSCOs around the world must determine how to respond to potential shifts in U.S. trade policy. This research helps CSCOs, responsible for network strategy for the Americas, to evaluate contingency scenarios while continuing with business as usual.

    Build CSCO Influence in the Boardroom

    This report is based on interviews with senior supply chain, finance and commercial leaders. Download now to learn key strategies for demonstrating value by building a resilient supply chain organization.

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    Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™

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

    Chief supply chain officer: FAQs

    Supply chain is a group of functions and processes focused on optimizing the flow of products, services and related information from sources of supply to customers or points of demand. It stretches across multiple tiers in the supplier network to customers and to customers of those customers. It includes supply chain planning, sourcing and procurement, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, and services within a company and its ecosystem of partners.

    Supply chain management (SCM) refers to the processes of creating and fulfilling demands for goods and services. It encompasses a trading partner community engaged in the common goal of satisfying end customers.

    Supply chain segmentation involves designing and operating distinctly different end-to-end value chains (from customers to suppliers) optimized by a combination of unique customer value, product attribute, manufacturing and supply capabilities, and business value considerations. In essence, supply chain segmentation is the dynamic alignment of customer channel demands and supply response capabilities optimized for net profitability across each segment.

    Gartner’s Supply Chain Architecture Life Cycle is the process of managing the entire life cycle of each capability within your supply chain. For each supply chain capability, the life cycle includes inception; design and launch (physical, financial and digital); use for delivery of customer perfect orders; tracking of performance; refinement; and, ultimately, retirement of the processes, structures and governance related to that capability. It provides a standard for development and deployment of a strategy into operation.

    Demand-driven value network (DDVN) is a business environment holistically designed to maximize value of and optimize risk across the set of extended supply chain processes and technologies that senses and orchestrates demand based on a near-zero-latency demand signal across multiple networks of corporate stakeholders and trading partners.

    Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2021

    See the 17th annual ranking of the world’s superior supply chains to learn the standard for supply chain excellence.

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